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

So if I can just draw this point together. Plurality obligations, which include structural limits on media ownership and also internal pluralism, as you've been discussing, are fundamental. I think that's what sets this Inquiry out against previous, for example, commissions on the press. Previous royal commissions on the press were dealing with a hypothetical problem that might emerge. However, this Inquiry is dealing with -- and it's acknowledged in the quote that I described from the Prime Minister -- a problem that has clearly happened. There has been a long-term systematic failure to protect the public interest in relation to particular media interests. That is a distinction and that is why I would argue the Inquiry should be focusing more than passing attention on media pluralism issues. I'm sure it will.

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