Media regulation in Australia and the public interest

by Robert Albon

Publisher: Institute of Public Affairs in Melbourne, Vic., Australia

Written in English
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  • Mass media -- Law and legislation -- Australia.,
  • Communication policy -- Australia.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-101).

StatementRobert Albon, Franco Papandrea.
SeriesCurrent issues, Current issues (Institute of Public Affairs (Australia))
ContributionsPapandrea, Franco.
LC ClassificationsKU1065 .A95 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 101 p. ;
Number of Pages101
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6806742M
ISBN 100909536627
LC Control Number00270223

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WomenÕs Weekly and WomanÕs Day, for example, have a circulation of around one million copies each. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 25 cm. Series Title: Current issues (Institute of Public Affairs (Australia)). Book description. Regulation of the media has traditionally been premised upon claims of ‘the public interest’, yet the term itself remains contested and generally ill defined.

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