House of Representatives Committees

House Select Committee on the Print Media

Inquiry into the Australian print media industry


On 25 March 1992, the House of Representatives Select Committee on the Print Media tabled its report on the inquiry into the Australian print media industry entitled News and Fair Facts - The Australian Print Media Industry

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 9 chapters, dissenting reports and 14 appendices.

News and Fair Facts - The Australian Print Media Industry

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 4 (PDF 4444KB)
Committee Membership, Contents, Preface, Terms of Reference, Overview, Recommendations, Abbreviations

Ch1: Introduction

Ch2: Background

Ch3: The Print Media Industry

Ch4: Concentration and Competition in Print Media

Part B: Chapter 5 to Chapter 8 (PDF 6650KB)

Ch5: Barriers to Entry to the Print Media Industry

Ch6: Vertical Integration in the Print Media Industry

Ch7: Improving Competition and Diversity
Ch8: Editorial Independence

Part C: Chapter 9 to Appendix 14 (end) (PDF 4042KB)

Ch9: Other Issues
Dissenting Reports

Appendix 1: Conduct of the Inquiry

Appendix 2: Submissions
Appendix 3: Exhibits
Appendix 4: Witnesses
Appendix 5: Powers of the Commonwealth to Regulate the Print Media - Attorney-General's Advice
Appendix 6: Fair Trading Act 1973 (UK, Part V, Sections 57-62)
Appendix 7: List of Major Events Leading to Current Industry Structure
Appendix 8: Media's Share of National and Non-National Advertising 1980-1990
Appendix 9: Effect of Limits Proposed by the Communications Law Centre on New Limited
Appendix 10: AJA Code of Ethics
Appendix 11: Australian Journalists' Association Model Charter
Appendix 12: 'The Age' Charter
Appendix 13: Banking Ombudsman Complaint Form (example)
Appendix 14: Press Council Complaint Form (example)

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