Australia PM says country will consider media review

By REUTERS
July 14, 2011 09:21

 
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CANBERRA - Australia's government will consider a review of national media regulation and laws in the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Thursday.

"I've truly been disgusted to see it. I anticipate that we will have a discussion amongst parliamentarians about this, about the best review and way of dealing with all of this," Gillard told Australia's National Press Club.

The influential Greens Party, which controls the upper house balance of power, have called for Gillard's government to hold an inquiry into whether a new statutory media watchdog is required, with parliament to consider the issue in August.

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