On foreign influence on Australia

Barry Welch writes:  Re. “Turnbull chooses his moment over espionage and donation laws“(Tuesday)

So now we can expect the Australian government to deal with the activities of that American agent of influence, Rupert Murdoch, a close friend of the American President ,who relentlessly uses his media assets in Australia to influence our politics and determine the outcome of federal and state elections. I am not holding my breath.

Greg Poropat writes: Re. “Turnbull chooses his moment over espionage and donation laws“(Tuesday)

Ah so! And now for the “You can’t participate in the Aussie political process if you don’t list the foreign influences on you and if you don’t register them it’s the slammer for you” jihad. I can’t wait to see which of News Corporation’s employees register their roles on behalf of Regent Rupert. And what will be made of the next time our Prime Minister breaks bread with Rupert and predictably refuses to reveal the content of his talks with him? Just how different would that be from a backyard chat sans mobile phones?

Peter Fray

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