May 14, 2018

A timeline: the Press Council’s messy Carla McGrath appointment

The Australian Press Council has announced that it has voted to remove GetUp deputy chair Carla McGrath as a public member of the council, following a lengthy process of sustained attacks from The Australian.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

News Corp attacks Press Council

On Friday afternoon, the Australian Press Council announced its board had voted to remove Carla McGrath as a public member of the council -- an end of sorts to the sorry saga of its own making. McGrath's appointment has been marred since beginning last May, stemming from her other role as deputy chair for lobby group GetUp.

May 25, 2017

The Press Council announces McGrath's appointment, as "the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person to join the council". The press release also noted her "strong record of engagement in advocacy".

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5 thoughts on “A timeline: the Press Council’s messy Carla McGrath appointment

  1. crakeka

    I am a contributor to Get Up. I am not, and never have been, a member of any political party. It is not a political party. It is an activist group which totally democratically surveys all contributors as to which issues matter to them. People then may contribute to those campaigns they support if they wish. What are the current affiliations of every other member of the Press Council?

  2. klewso

    Limited News gets so testy when it comes to competition to it’s Limited News Party propaganda work?

  3. Arky

    It’s not enough for the Press Council to be a paper tiger. It has to be a paper tiger on News Ltd’s leash.

    They were a joke before and they’re a bigger joke now that they’ve let the 2 in 14-2 call the tune.

    Just remember Crikey and other journalists. When Labor proposed even the slightest bit of regulations of media organisations, every single one of you jumped up and down and screamed blue murder at them.

    A lawyer caught lying as much as News Corp would be struck off within a year no matter how long and loud he or she corrected the record later on. News Corp can lie maliciously with impunity, if they even bother issuing a correction it is under a ton of waffle and long after the original false story is embedded in people’s memory and no-one cares anymore, and you all stood up for that.

  4. Stuart Hamilton

    It’s Neville Stevens not Neville Stephens.

  5. AR

    NewsCorpse gets what NewsCorpse wants – where Truth goes to die.

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