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Oct 10, 2016

The real reason for Murdoch's war on greyhounds

As The Daily Telegraph raged against Mike Baird's greyhound racing ban, parent company News Corp was buying gambling website punters.com.au.

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The purchase of a major punting website by News Corp could be behind The Daily Telegraph’s campaign against the Baird government’s greyhound racing ban, as the paper confidently predicts Mike Baird is about to cave in and allow the industry to continue, delivering the company more revenue and commercial opportunities.

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6 thoughts on “The real reason for Murdoch’s war on greyhounds 

  1. Honest Johnny

    Overturning the ban may make the non-disclosing boof-heads at the Daily Telegraph happy but 64% of people support the ban. Go figure.

  2. prlofe

    After the Fox driven Trump fiasco, Murdoch has gone to the dogs.

  3. Ellie Robertson

    PLEASE JOIN OUR RALLY ON MONDAY 17 OCTOBER TO LET RAY HADLEY, ALAN JONES, THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC, KNOW THEY DOES NOT HAVE THE INFLUENCE THEY THINK THEY DO. Details in link below . PLEASE SHARE !
    https://www.facebook.com/events/731033133704630/

  4. ausGeoff

    Is this the day democracy has started its death throes in Australia? When a billionaire media owner can influence a State government, and effectively overturn its proposed legislation? Rupert Murdoch—and his family—have to be some of the most offensive and amoral of the rich and powerful elite to have ever polluted the political waters of our alleged democratic processes. Can I please suggest that concerned Crikey readers check out this site, and hopefully provide some support in finishing the greyhound “industry”. http://www.animalsaustralia.org/

    1. John Goundrey

      I hope all look at this site as it has never had anything to do with Greyhounds, sorry to spoil a good yarn.

  5. John Goundrey

    “In none of the Telegraph‘s attack pieces has the company’s looming purchase of punters.com.au been disclosed, despite the obvious financial benefit News Corp stands to make from a continuation of the industry. ”
    If any Company is in negotiations to purchase another, the last thing you want to do is broadcast the fact. I am very close to one of the parties and I knew it looked like happening but the only time I knew the Purchaser was when it was anounced. Punters.com.au has never had any involvement with Greyhounds, not to say the new owners won’t.

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