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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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Award winning journalist latest conference speaker
Another amazing speaker confirmed for Council's 40th Anniversary Conference in May: acclaimed Indonesian editor Bambang Harymurti. Details. Discounted tickets available until 1 March. Bookings.

Press Council Updates
Adjudications
The latest adjudications concern reporting in The Australian about statements made by a Senator to a House of Representatives inquiry and an article in Parkenham Gazette about the suicide of a local man.

More publications join Council
Three more publications have joined the Press Council, adding to the large number of media outlets that have committed themselves to the Council’s standards of ethical journalism. Read a media release.

 

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