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There isn't a definition, but it says it is for the ombudsman and the Press Council to define the public interest in each case. But the general principle is that the public interest is invoked in relation to a matter capable of affecting the people at large so that they may legitimately be interested in receiving and the press legitimately interested in providing information about it.

I didn't draft that definition, but it has stood the test of the last four and a half years fairly well.

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