Car dealers drive to Murdoch. It looks like the “loose” group of car dealers — who have been looking to desert Carsales.com.au for an alternative auto website in which they have ownership — may have found a new online home: Rupert Murdoch’s Cars Guide. The dealers have been in discussions with News Limited to make Cars Guide a joint-venture, and collect tens of millions for their advertising commitment in the process.

Recipe for disquiet in MasterChef kitchen. Not everyone’s happy at ratings juggernaut MasterChef land. The crew are apparently complaining about being overworked, about forced leave over Easter and about the British imports producer Fremantle has sponsored to come over and work on the series. Watch this space.

Ager on the way out? Rumblings from Fairfax paper The Age: which long-time editorial staffer is having a long, hard think about a future — if there’s one at all — with the company? And the answer’s not most of them. Or is it?

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