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AAP is an essential piece of Australia’s democratic infrastructure, supplying independent news to hundreds of outlets. Every day of the year AAP writes more than 220 news stories and captures over 400 images that document areas of high public interest, including federal and state-level politics and policy, court reporting, sport and breaking news from across the country. AAP supplies those stories to more than 400 outlets.

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