The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Let us agree that no one wants a system where the state decides what the press might publish, because that, of course, would put us back in the middle ages or put us back in the position which unfortunately exists in many countries around the world. But you could have a system where a statute sets up a body, which defines what the body can done, but the body, once set up, has complete freedom to lay down standards, arbitrate on complaints, all those matters, without any question of the state entering into the operational activities of that body. Would you see that?

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