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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

Statement on the resignation of the Press Council Chair
The Vice-Chairs of the Press Council have expressed "deep regret" at the decision by Professor David Weisbrot AM to resign as Chair effective 18 July 2017. Read more in their media release here

Dili Declaration on press freedom
The historic Dili Declaration on the role of press councils in a democratic society is a significant step forward in ensuring press freedom in southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Read a media release

Adjudications
The latest adjudications concern a Daily Telegraph item alleging organisations use grants in advocacy against government projects and material published as a letter to the editor in The Northern Star.

 

                 

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