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Murdoch media to be focus of parliamentary inquiry

The impact of media concentration on Australian democracy is set to be explored in a new Senate inquiry approved days after a petition by former prime minister Kevin Rudd calling for a royal commission into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire – signed by half a million people – was tabled in parliament.

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Opinion

News Corp after James: It's just a step to the right

James Murdoch’s resignation from the News Corp board over editorial direction have thrown a spotlight on the media giant’s right-wing slant. But his own corporate actions make interesting reading for those charting his ideological shift away from the family firm, argues Rodney Tiffen.

Business

News Corp posts $1.5b loss for March quarter

News Corp has posted a massive $US1 billion ($A1.5 billion) loss in the March quarter after taking a $US1.1 billion ($A1.7 billion) impairment charge against its Foxtel and News America Marketing assets.