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Senate Select Committee on the Future of Public Interest Journalism

On 10 May 2017, the Senate resolved to establish the Select Committee on the Future of Public Interest Journalism and is to be known as the ‘Public Interest Journalism Committee’. The committee is to inquire into the future of public interest journalism.

The closing date for submissions is 15 June 2017. Please note that, while the committee prefers to receive written submissions by the due date, it will consider accepting late submissions.

That the committee present its final report on or before 5 February 2018

Committee Secretariat contact:

Select Committee on Future of Public Interest Journalism
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560