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

There's an extra layer on it, isn't there, Mr Richards, in this form, that one can talk about it theoretically and consider at a high level the ultimate interests of the press and the competition among them and the need to inform and all the high level issues, but then there are practical implications that some organs of the press aren't very comfortable with other organs of the press and therefore they're not very pleased to be in the same tent with them, yet we need to cope with both sets of problems in a way that prohibits, discourages, dissuades, whatever word you want to use, one from saying, "Well, I'm very sorry, this doesn't work for me", and is then able simply to walk away at the loss for the public of an over-arching broadcast regulatory regime.

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