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    The Australian Press Council was established in 1976 and is responsible for promoting good standards of media practice, community access to information of public interest, and freedom of expression through the media.

    The Press Council is also the principal body with responsibility for responding to complaints about Australian newspapers, magazines and associated digital outlets. 

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    Latest News

    The Courier-Mail: The Press Council has found that an article about former NRL star Greg Inglis did not breach its Standards of Practice.

    The Daily Telegraph: The Press Council has decided that an article regarding the reaction of asylum seekers to the Federal election outcome breached its Standards of Practice.

    The Maitland Mercury: The Press Council has partly upheld a complaint by Cr Philip Penfold.

    The Toowoomba Chronicle: The Press Council has upheld a complaint about an article concerning crimes that were committed in 2007.