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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Australian Attorney-General rules out new media regulations

Australian Attorney-General Robert McClelland sees no need for laws to regulate media ethics.

Speaking at a multilateral meeting of New Zealand, Australian, British, United States, and Canadian attorneys-general in Sydney, Mr McClelland admitted that the Murdock empire phone-hacking scandal probably will trigger worldwide public debate.

However, he ruled out the need for government intervention to rein in the media.

There was no place for this in Australian society, he intimated, saying, “There’ll be no suggestion of the government regulating the media.”

It seems likely that the other members will concur.

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