The Press Council considers appeals to substantive decisions of the Press Ombudsman, and to decisions of a sub-committee of the Press Council where the Press Ombudsman has exercised his power to refer a complaint to the Press Council.
Appeals can be made on one or more of the following grounds:
- that there has been an error in procedure;
- that significant new information is available that could not or was not made available before the decision was made;
- that there has been an error in the application of the Code of Practice.
Mere disagreement with the decision of the Press Ombudsman is not grounds for appeal.