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Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s petition for a royal commission into media ownership and News Corp dominance attracts more than 320,000 signatures.

Plus, convicted cocaine trafficker Bennet Schwartz sues Nine’s A Current Affair for a 2017 story that falsely claimed he was a police informant. Nine rejects the allegations and will defend the case.

The Daily Telegraph bungles crime date reporting, confusing total number of dealers with total number of drug charges, resulting in some terrifying local headlines.

And after 763 days, an AFP investigation into ABC journalist Dan Oakes is dropped after the Commonwealth DPP ruled ‘the public interest does not require a prosecution’.

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