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68 Sleeping with the enemy – Can the media really be your friend?, Melbourne University press release, August 2011 http://www.mbs.edu/go/news/sleeping-with-the-enemy--can-the-media-really-be-your-friend 69 Spinning the media, Crikey-Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, March 2010 http://www.crikey.com.au/spinning-the-media/ 70 Labor attacks Barnett spin doctors, Gary Adshead, The West Australian, January 13, 2012 http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/12575910/labor-attacks-barnett-spin-doctors/ 71 Report of the Independent Media Inquiry, Ray Finkelstein, March 2012 http://www.dbcde.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/146994/Report-of-the-Independent-Inquiry-into-theMedia-and-Media-Regulation-web.pdf 72 Legislation, Policy and Criminal Law Review Division (NSW), ‘Review of Defamation Act 2005’ http://www.lpclrd.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lpclrd/lpclrd_consultation/lpclrd_stat_reviews.html 73 Appeal decision against suppression orders made in Rinehart v Welker, Chief Justice Bathurst and Justice McColl, NSW Court of Appeal, December 2011 http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/PJUDG?jgmtid=156289 74 Rinehart money not enough to supplant open justice, Stephanie Quine, Lawyers’ Weekly, March 2012 http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/rinehart-money-not-enough-to-supplant-open-justice 75 ARTK submission to Senate Committee, Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011, February 2012 http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=legcon_ctte/ access_to_justice_federaljurisdiction/submissions.htm 76 Push for suppression orders wound back by Robert McClelland, Chris Merritt, The Australian, November 25, 2011 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/push-for-suppression-orders-wound-back-byrobert-mcclelland/story-e6frg97x-1226205379263 77 Roxon eyes copyright for social networks, Josh Taylor, ZDNet, March 30, 2012 http://www.zdnet.com.au/roxon-eyes-copyright-for-social-networks-339334976.htm 78 Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), Section 202 http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s202.html 79 iiNet backs Optus in sports streaming rights fight, Mitchell Bingemann, The Australian, March 14, 2012 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/blocking-sport-streaming-crazy/storyfn91v9q3-1226298619922 80 Landmark Judgment on Authorisation of Copyright Infringement Australian Copyright Council, April 2012 http://www.copyright.org.au/news-and-policy/show-news/id/2060/ 81 Summary judgement, Roadshow Films Pty Ltd & Ors v iiNet Ltd, April 2012 http://www.hcourt.gov.au/assets/publications/judgment-summaries/2012/hcasum16_2012_04_20_iiNet.pdf 82 It’s The Sun wot won it!, The Sun, April 11, 1992 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:It%27s_The_Sun_Wot_Won_It.jpg 83 Media ownership and regulation in Australia, Rob Harding-Smith, Centre for Policy Development, August 2011 http://cpd.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Centre_for_Policy_Development_Issue_Brief.pdf 84 Fairfax family back in the fold as Rural Press says ‘yes’, Sydney Morning Herald, April 20,2007 http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/fairfax-family-back-in-the-fold-as-rural-press-saysyes/2007/04/19/1176696999479.html 85 Report of the Independent Media Inquiry, March 2011 http://www.dbcde.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/146994/Report-of-the-Independent-Inquiry-into-theMedia-and-Media-Regulation-web.pdf 86 Media reform – Key concepts relating to media ownership in the 2006 amendments to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, ACMA http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_310388 87 Convergence review emerging issues paper: media diversity, competition and market structure, September 2011 http://www.dbcde.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/139270/Paper-2_Media-diversity_competition_ access.pdf 88 Convergence review: Interim report, December 2011 http://www.dbcde.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/143836/Convergence-Review-Interim-Report-web.pdf 89 Gina Rinehart, Australian billionaire, seeks bigger stake in Fairfax Media, Freya Petersen, Global Post, February 1, 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/gina-rinehart-fairfax-mediaaustralia-mining-industry-iron-ore-pilbara 90 Rinehart a ‘free speech threat’, Sally Jackson, The Australian, April 6, 2012 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/media/rinehart-a-free-speech-theat/story-e6frg996-1226320407135

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2012 Press Freedom Report  
2012 Press Freedom Report  

The Annual Media Alliance summary of press freedom issues in Australia