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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 has issued a statement regarding its quarterly meeting on 28 August 2014. Read the statement here
The Press Council's latest adjudications concern complaints from family members in relation to an article in The Bundaberg News Mail about a fatal car accident, and reporting by The Sydney Morning Herald in relation to the death of Sydney resident Kate Malonyay.
The Press Council has revised its Statement of General Principles which sets out the basic standards of practice applied when handling complaints and making adjudications. Click here for more. The Council has also issued new Specific Standards of Practice for media practitioners wishing to contact patients in hospitals or other care facilities. Click here for more