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NT News Holocaust text breaches standards. The Australian Press Council has found the NT News in breach of its standards, after featuring a text message about Eurovision that referred to the "final solution". Published in the "Txt the editor" section, the May 17 edition of the paper included a text message referring to Israel winning the song competition's grand final: "I am not happy about the Eurovision winner and I would prefer another grand final solution". The NT News told the Press Council the message was not a reference to the Holocaust:

The publication said it is aware of the significance of the phrase, but the reference in the text message was to a 'grand final solution', not the 'final solution' phrase with Holocaust connotations, and that the Eurovision Song Contest has a 'Grand Final', being the stage at which the winner is determined.