Just how much power does one Australian media company need? As the federal government contemplates abolishing the cross-media laws to allow News Limited and PBL – the two giant gorillas of Australian media – to become even bigger and more powerful, it was instructive for News Limited’s Australian to remind us how their power is growing even without a government leg-up.

This paragraph appeared in The Australian’sreport on the latest circulation figures last Friday (and note the last sentence):

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