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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 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

Adjudications
The Council's latest adjudication concerns an article in The Sydney Morning Herald about possible contamination of a source of Sydney's drinking water. Read the full adjudication here

Statement regarding Press Council meeting 
The Council has issued a statement about the outcome of its quarterly meeting on 28 August 2014.
Read it here

Revised General Principles and Specific Standards
The Council has released its revised Statement of General Principles. Click here for more. It has also issued new Specific Standards of Practice for contacting patients in hospitals. Click here

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