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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 Council is also the principal body with responsibility for responding to complaints about Australian newspapers, magazines and associated digital outlets.
The Press Council's latest adjudications concern complaints about reports in The Daily Telegraph and The Australian on the Prime Minister at the G20 summit in 2012, and a report in the Milton-Ulladulla Times on the launch of an austism support group. The complaints were upheld.
Issue 17 of APC Update is now available. It calls for expressions of interest from independent journalists who would like to contribute to the work of the Council.