Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard opened the way for "sensible" changes to proposed press reforms, after outraged media proprietors attacked them as "draconian" and "bad law".
A billboard shows the front page of Sydney's The Daily Telegraph, on March 13, 2013. The paper likened Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy to famous despots including Stalin.
The reforms, which will include a new public interest test for major mergers and stronger self-regulation requirements for the print media, arose from Britain's phone-hacking scandal.
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