Freedom of the press in Australia

Mass media Journalism Australia
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Associate Professor Chris Nash from the University of Technology Sydney, argues that the Australian constitutional framework for freedom of the press is weaker than in other liberal democracies. With strong commercial pressures and the detrimental legislative and financial impact of recent national governments on public media alternatives, the terrain on which the contest for freedom of expression and the press occurs is hostile to the public compared to other liberal democracies. Nonetheless, there is a strong commitment to the role of an independent, querulous media in some sections of the Australian press.

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