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The Aussies making us (sort of) proud in the US election

Australian journalists are capitalising on the chaos of the US election cycle. Who's making the biggest splash?

Rupert Murdoch (Image: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Murdoch’s power: how it works and how it debases Australia

Media power prowls in the dark but its presence, its threat, its strength isn't hidden. It's there to see in fawning politicians and public officials.

Daryl Maguire arrives at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

'Colourful' entries for the Spiv-tionary fly in thick and fast

We hope the latest edition of the Spiv-tionary is of 'sufficient substance'.

Kevin Rudd (Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Safe schools, trans rights, Aboriginal flag: News Corp loves a petition stoush except...

Kevin Rudd may have scored 350,000 signatures on his call for a royal commission into News Corp, but that doesn't make it newsworthy in Murdoch's newspapers.

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Why News Corp is a cancer on our democracy only a royal commission can excise

No committee of elected politicians is capable of conducting an independent inquiry into abuses of media power — they are simply too vulnerable to Murdoch’s influence, writes Kevin Rudd.

New Lord Mayor of Perth Basil Zempilas (Image: Basil Zempilas/Facebook)

Billionaire Stokes gets his man in Perth

Basil Zempilas' election campaign was hard to ignore, given his status as the star of Kerry Stokes’ omnipresent Seven West Media empire.

Hunter Biden (Image: ABC News/Youtube/New York Post)

How fake news works — with the assistance of mainstream media

With a new email scandal in the US, traditional media is falling into the same old traps.

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'Poor Gladys' spin goes into overdrive, but voters are no closer to the truth

The NSW Premier has gone full Mills and Boon to exploit female sympathy. You could almost forget this is a corruption scandal.

Rupert Murdoch (Image: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Situation critical: Morrison needs to give life support to Australia’s media sector

Facebook, fake news, Rupert Murdoch — whatever the causes of the media's misery, the government must act now.

Rupert Murdoch

Here's the question for a News Corp inquiry: is it still a news company?

If Kevin Rudd succeeds in getting up an inquiry into the Murdoch press, News Corp will have to prove it actually is still a news company.

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