The big question of this election campaign? Not whether Bill Shorten can defeat Malcolm Turnbull, a formidable opponent he may be, but whether Shorten can defeat the might of Rupert Murdoch …


Ted Cruz didn’t say very much that was intelligent in his failed run for the United States presidency, but he wasn’t wrong last week when he said:

“Rupert Murdoch is used to picking world leaders in Australia and the United Kingdom running tabloids …”

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He’ll try again, at least. And he’s succeeded before.

As a Crikey subscriber and someone who began working as a journalist in 1957, I am passionate about the importance of independent media like Crikey. I met a lot of Australians from many walks of life during my career and did my best to share their stories honestly and fairly with their fellow citizens.

And I never forgot how important it is to hold politicians to account. Crikey does that – something that is more important now than ever before in Australia.

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