CAJ makes a submission to the Murdoch Media Inquiry Bill

CAJ has made a submission to the Australian Senate in support of the Murdoch Media Inquiry Bill 2023. The submission was written by senior research fellow Dr Denis Muller, director Andrew Dodd and senior lecturer Jo Chandler. It supports the call for the “establishment of a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the current state of media diversity and the conduct of media outlets operating in Australia, in particular the Murdoch media empire, and their impact on Australian democracy.” The submission strongly supports the proposed terms of reference for the inquiry, but calls for particular attention on News Corp’s coverage of climate change and on the company’s editorial policies, which allow the merging of opinion and comment in news stories. The submission can be read here.