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

I understand. The temptation is to bite off what one can chew and leave the rest for another day.

If one goes back to the second Royal Commission on the Press. They regretted the way in which daily and Sunday papers were being bundled together. And they saw that as a reduction of plurality.

We've come to accept that as being the natural and normal state of affairs. I think the second Royal Commission on the Press was right, and our assumption of what's normal is not right.

But in response to your comments about hostages to fortune, doing what is possible, the bar could be set at different levels. One could set it at 25 per cent, 30 per cent, 20 per cent. We have gone for the 20 per cent in order to effect a substantial change, because we think substantial change is desirable.

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