Australian Press Council – Independent Journalist Members

Independent Journalist Members
Adjudication Panel Members

Location: Sydney, New South Wales

The Australian Press Council is responsible for promoting high standards of media practice, community access to information of public interest and freedom of expression through the media. It also sets standards and responds to complaints about material in Australian newspapers and magazines, as well as a growing number of online-only publications.

The Australian Press Council is now seeking expressions of interest across a number of key member appointments who will support the Council in achieving these aims, who bring a diversity of thought and an appreciation of contemporary social issues and community expectations.

Independent Journalist Members

The Independent Journalist Members will form part of the Australian Press Council’s Committee Members in having general responsibility for management of the affairs of the Australian Press Council. You will also contribute to the complaints handling process and sit on the Council’s Adjudication Panel.

Independent Journalist Members comprise persons across Australia who have appropriate journalistic qualifications and experience, including former editors, however you must not be currently employed by a media organisation.

Adjudication Panel Members

We are now seeking Adjudication Panel Members who make an assessment on complaints that have been referred to adjudication and decide whether the Australian Press Council’s Standards of Practice have been breached.

The members of the Adjudication Panel comprise people from community and media backgrounds who are not current Australian Press Council Committee Members and have not had recent or significant connections involving ownership or employment by the media

For more information on the roles and a confidential discussion, please email

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