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

Are we also agreed that if journalists were required by the state to meet certain licensing criteria or qualifications which the state itself imposed -- and we've heard about one continental example which may or may not be objectionable; we don't know enough about it, perhaps -- then you could begin to see the makings of an objection because the state again would be determining who would be doing the reporting?

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