June 27, 2006

Easing The Passage

Murdoch gets out the lube, John Howard bends over:
Prime Minister John Howard has backed the easing of cross-media and foreign ownership restrictions on the media.

But Mr Howard warned he will not be spending too much time or political capital on pursuing changes to the way Australian media is owned.

It follows comments by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose company News Ltd has lodged a formal protest with the government over its planned media reforms.


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