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"Penalties urged for media campaigns"

Professor Julian Disney calls for greater funding for the watchdog to lift standards (The Australian, 10 November 2011). Please see summary below:

The call was made in a submission by former Australian Press Council chairman Ken McKinnon, and inquiry assisting commissioner Matthew Ricketson cited the media's role in the resignation of Victorian police commissioner Simon Overland.

Inquiry head Ray Finkelstein QC referred to the criticism of government programs such as the Building the Education Revolution and the National Broadband Network.

Professor McKinnon's successor, Julian Disney, appearing on the second day of the inquiry in Melbourne yesterday, called for greater funding for the watchdog to lift standards..

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