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
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, ...