The Australian

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TypeDaily newspaper
Founded14 July 1964;

The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published by News Corp Australia since 14 July 1964. As the only Australian daily newspaper distributed nationally, its readership as of September 2019 of both print and online editions was 2,394,000.

Big Pharma

In 2011, the newspaper’s Health of the Nation series, which included video footage from a meeting of health policy experts and articles on health policy[1], advises readers that it is an “independent project” by journalists and supported by the Australian Medicines Industry, an initiative of Medicines Australia, which represents the Australian drug industry.[2]

Medicines Australia said that the arrangement arose out of meetings between its advertising agency and News Ltd’s promotions and advertising teams, which “recognised common interests.” The deal also included a glossy 24-page colour magazine which brings together some of the newspaper articles, the results of a Newspoll survey of peoples' attitudes about their health and health services, as well as advertorials featuring various aspects of the medicines industry, and advertisements for The Australian Medicines Industry.[3]


Related Quotation

Theodore ShackleyBill Casey was one of the key men in the acquisition of media after WW2. It was one of his proteges (a young German immigrant to the US) who was sent back to Germany after the war to take over Bertelsmann and build it up. Rupert Murdoch was very tight with Shackley, which is how he got launched on his global acquisitions and has now taken over the WSJ. Murdoch was running a failed national newspaper in Australia while Shackley was station chief in Oz. Then suddenly he becomes a US citizen literally overnight and goes on an endless buying spree. Shackley's pockets were infinitely deep. At the time, Murdoch was facing the likely closure of his newspaper The Australian. His ticket out was Shackley. This also explains why Murdoch was allowed to break all the rules in acquisition of media in America.”Theodore Shackley
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Employees on Wikispooks

Gregory ClarkHead of Tokyo Bureau19691974
Greg SheridanForeign editor1992
Greg SheridanWashington correspondent19861987
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