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Australian Press Council

The Australian Press Council was established in 1976 and is responsible for promoting good standards of media practice, community access to information of public interest, and freedom of expression through the media.

The Press Council is also the principal body with responsibility for responding to complaints about Australian newspapers, magazines and associated digital outlets. 

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Latest News

Statement on the resignation of Press Council Chair Prof David Weisbrot AM
Read the media release here

Dili Declaration on press freedom
The historic Dili Declaration on the role of press councils in a democratic society is a significant step forward in ensuring press freedom in southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands (media release). 

Adjudications
The latest Press Council adjudications concern an article in news.com.au about a video of a transgender woman being attacked and an article in the Geelong Advertiser which included a digitally altered image of a man's face. 

 

                 

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