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

The Council’s Standards of Practice are developed after consultation with the media industry and members of the broader community.

 
 
 

 


Latest News 

 

Three more publishers join Press Council
Daily Mail Australia, HuffPost Australia and The Monthly Chronicle have now joined the Press Council. Click here for details.

Embracing the multicultural press
Council launches an initiative to reflect Australian diversity by encouraging multicultural press to join. Media release. Speech text. SBS Radio interview. Council's General Principles in Mandarin translation.

Adjudications
Articles in The Advertiser about travel restrictions on foreign fighters, the Sydney Morning Herald about police investigations into a missing child and the Courier Mail about the murder of a transgender person.

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