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McGrath refuses Press Council resignation order

GetUp! deputy chair Carla McGrath has refused to resign from the Australian Press Council after the body ruled her joint roles were “incompatible” with council’s...

New Press Council chair open to changes

New Australian Press Council chairman Neville Stevens says he is ready to make changes to council operations in his first interview since his appointment. Issues...

Former public servant named Press Council chair

The Australian Press Council has appointed former senior public servant Neville Stevens as chair, replacing Professor David Weisbrot who resigned earlier this year amid controversy...

Former chairs criticise Press Council appointment

Australian Press Council chairman Professor David Weisbrot has resigned, citing personal attacks over the appointment of GetUp! activist Carla McGrath, as two of his predecessors...

GetUp! activist appointed a Press Council member

The Australian Press Council has appointed the deputy chair of the activist group GetUp! as a public member – a move that could be viewed...

News Corp editorial counsel wins press freedom award

The 2017 Press Freedom Medals have been awarded to Michael Cameron, News Corp Australia’s national editorial counsel, and freedom of information expert Peter Timmins. The...

Australian Press Council makes new appointments

The Australian Press Council has promoted current press council member Julie Kinross to vice-chair, while Zione Walker-Nthenda and Kirstie Parker have been appointed as a...

Press Council launches Reconciliation Action Plan

The Australian Press Council has launched its own Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan in collaboration with the Reconciliation Australia. The objective of the plan is to...

Fake news sparks Press Council membership drive

The Australian Press Council has renewed its campaign to attract new members and to reassure the public of the credibility of news organisations under its...

‘We must safeguard pillars of democracy’

Australian Press Council chair Professor DAVID WEISBROT expresses alarm at our media landscape and calls for publishers to work together. The law is lagging Hostile...

Press Council slams transparency gloss-over

Access to information has been inaccurately represented in an action plan designed to promote government transparency, the Australian Press Council has claimed. A draft National...

Facebook under fire from European press councils

A network of 34 press councils is calling on Facebook to guarantee it will not edit or remove journalistic content in the wake of a censorship...