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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.
Statement by the Executive Director
A Media Watch item on 27 March 2017 focusing on the Press Council’s Osher Günsberg/Daily Mail adjudication, contained a significant factual error and omitted background material. Media release.
Australian Press Council launches its first Reconciliation Action Plan
The Press Council has launched its first-ever Reconciliation Action Plan, documenting strategies the organisation will employ to promote understanding and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian. Read a media release. Watch videos here and here.
Latest Press Council adjudications concern reporting in the Parramatta Advertiser on the events leading to a man’s suicide and an article published by Daily Mail Australia about a prominent TV personality.