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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

Appointment of new Chair
The Press Council has appointed Neville Stevens AO as its new Chair, effective 18 January 2018. Read more here. Read a bio of the new Chair.

Advisory Guidlines
The Press Council has revised its Advisory Guidelines on reporting opinion polls, letters to the editor and digital alteration of images. Other guidlines are currently under review. Click here for details.

Latest Adjudications
New adjudications concern an article relating to same sex attraction in The Daily Telegraph and an article concerning "foreign-born criminals" in The Courier-Mail.
 

 

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