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Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Australia

Population (2010, proj.): 21,512,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $35,760

Date of Independence: January 1, 1901 (federation of UK colonies)

Date of Last Constitution: January 1, 1901

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Generally enjoying a free and open market, Australian news media remain subject to strong sedition laws limiting criticism of government and officials. Public service broadcasting has suffered severe budget cuts, ...

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