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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 Press Council is also the principal body with responsibility for responding to complaints about Australian newspapers, magazines and associated digital outlets.
Guideline on reporting elections
40th Anniversary Conference
Video recordings of each session of Council’s 40th Anniversary Conference on Press Freedom are now available; useful for journalists, editors, academics, students and media researchers. Click here.
The latest adjudications concern a complaint by NBN Co about a front page article in the Tully Times and another by the West Coast Eagles football club about reporting in the Herald Sun.