Last Monday, The Australian's veteran media columnist Mark Day revealed Lachlan Murdoch’s growing influence over News Limited and how he was poised to replace his father as non-executive chairman of News Ltd.

On Wednesday, Crikey pointed out this disclosure of influence may put Lachlan in breach of Australia’s cross-media ownership laws, such that rather than getting a News Ltd promotion ACMA might force Lachlan to resign from the News Corporation board altogether. Rounding out another action-packed week for the Murdochs, on Friday Lachlan was appointed non-executive chairman of Network Ten, just six weeks after finishing a 10-month stint as acting CEO.