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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 articles reporting on Rodney Adler, Norilsk Nickel, the Hervey Bay Hospital, the trial of a man on sexual offence charges, coverage of the actions of a mentally ill man and General Motors withdrawing from Australia.
Dr Derek Wilding's term as Executive Director ended on 6 June. His commitment and diplomacy made a major contribution to the work of the Council. He is replaced by John Pender, former Senior Legal Counsel and Company Secretary at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Click here for more.
The Press Council complaints statistics for the July-December 2013 period have been published. Click here for the report.