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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:58 AM
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Lachlan Murdoch under pressure over News Corp political bribery claim
Source: The Guardian

Former Australian senator alleges senior executives promised favourable coverage in return for political favours

Mark Sweney | Friday November 25 2011 16.23 GMT

A former politician has stepped up his allegations that News Corporation's Australian media business tried to bribe him to vote against a change to media law.

Former Australian senator Bill O'Chee accused Rupert Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan, of being aware of elements of the conversation when the offer was made.

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Australian police are investigating News Corp subsidiary News Ltd which owns more than 100 newspapers including the Australian and interests including pay-TV firm Foxtel, after receiving a nine-page statement from O'Chee.

O'Chee, a Queensland senator between 1990 and 1999, alleged that an unnamed News Ltd executive said he would be "taken care of" that he would receive favourable coverage in the company's titles if he voted against a change in media law.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/nov/25/lachlan-mur...
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:16 PM
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1. Prolly works like that in the good ol' USA
Mike Royko was correct about The Alien.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:16 PM
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2. Seems like they are roping in all the Roos. Is Lizzie Roo next? nt
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