Australian news, and some related international items

Gillard and the Greens to scrutinise Murdoch’s media empire

Phone hacking: Australian PM promises ‘hard questions’, BBC News, 20 July 11,   The Australian branch of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire will face “hard questions” in the wake of the phone hacking scandal in Britain, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said.

She said she was “disturbed” by revelations about his UK business.

The company dominates Australian media – it controls 70% of the newspaper readership and has extensive holdings in television, the internet, and other media….

The Greens, which hold the balance of power in the upper house, have called for a parliamentary inquiry into News Limited, Mr Murdoch’s Australian firm.,,,,,

July 20, 2011 - Posted by | media

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