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Media Regulation in Australia


Nicol, D and Lyndon, JR, Media Regulation in Australia, Precedent, (117) pp. 4-9. ISSN 1449-7719 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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A free press is indispensable in facilitating information flows between citizens and government. The High Court has explicitly recognised that disseminating news and information is vital to the maintenance of a free and democratic society?. However, with this freedom comes responsibility to meet fundamental standards of fairness, accuracy, truthfulness and transparency. Over the past two years, there has been extensive debate in Australia and internationally about whether the media should be regulated to ensure compliance with these standards and, if so, what form this regulation might take.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Media regulation
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
UTAS Author:Lyndon, JR (Miss Jessica Lyndon)
ID Code:87773
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-12-05
Last Modified:2015-06-09
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