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

I'm not sure that I really grasp, if you can grasp a slippery slope, that argument. Obviously, if one introduced a statutory regime whereby the government regulated the press, everybody would be horrified and that's simply not even on the agenda. The only question that has to be decided -- and I'd be interested in your view, both from the perspective of somebody who has had responsibility for the governance of a newspaper group and also from the perspective of somebody who has been experiencing the last year -- is whether some framework, described in a statute but then independently set up and administered, might not better fit what this country requires.

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