Aug 18, 2014

Then and now: The Australian’s changing tune on the Press Council

The Australian could never really be described as a fan of the Australian Press Council. But it has, in the past, been far more complimentary.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

As the phone-hacking scandal broke in the United Kingdom in 2011, pressure was brought to bear on local publishers. The Australian government took to regularly criticising the media and reserved particular ire for News Limited, as it was then known. An inquiry was set up to look into how the Australian media was regulated, and it proposed a new media council — a government-funded, central arbiter of ethics and morality in the press.

In the midst of this came a stirring defence from publishers about the adequacy and importance of the self-regulation regime headed, in print, by the Australian Press Council.

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2 thoughts on “Then and now: The Australian’s changing tune on the Press Council

  1. Luke Hellboy

    You can see where the mad monk gets his consistency and credibility values from…

  2. GF50

    Gosh, they have found another latte sipping progressive lefty, Definitely not on Team Aus.

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