Yesterday we told you that journalism professor Matthew Ricketson had survived a meeting of the media union unscathed, despite a three-month campaign in The Australian to have him turfed out as the media union’s representative on the Press Council because of his role in the Finkelstein inquiry. Today’s Oz says there were “a number of dissenting voices” to his position on the Press Council. While we’ve heard the advisability of continuing with Ricketson, who, after all, had been invited to put his name forward by the union itself, was lengthy, a tipster says when the issue was put to a vote, only one was cast in favour of removing Ricketson, and one councillor abstained.

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