John Murphy On Rupert Murdoch: We Are Not Frightened Of You

The Federal Labor member for Reid, John Murphy, has attacked Rupert Murdoch in a speech to the House of Representatives.

Speaking in the Adjournment Debate, Murphy described journalism in Murdoch’s News Limited newspapers as “tripe”. Murphy said “it fits Mr Murdoch’s political and business agenda to knock this Labor government”.

He said: “Everyone knows you twist the political agenda to suit your business agenda and in so doing you crush and corrupt our democracy. We are not frightened of you and we will not surrender to your massive media power.” [Read more…]


Statements By Members – House Of Representatives

Statements by Members is an occasion in the House of Representatives when members have 90 seconds to speak on any subject they wish.

Statements by Members is usually held at 1.45pm for 15 minutes prior to Question Time.

Members usually take the opportunity to make a brief statement about people, events or occasions of note in their electorates. [Read more…]