Australian business magnate and multi-billionaire Ruport Murdoch
He might have been born in Australia, and he may command the Australian media (not to mention the global plus satellite ones). He may even own the newspaper that my employer puts in the lunch room called "The Australian".
But he does not live there and his Australian citizenship has long ago been discarded for a USA one. I would not call him Australian. And the newspaper "The Australian", is therefore USA owned, which is a damn good metaphor for the rest of Australia.
Murdoch's statements follow the Prime Minister Tony Abbott's proposed gutting of a critical environmental protection law
Tony Abbot is Rupert's man. Rupert put him there. Rupert keeps him there. Rupert will decide when Tony will fall. The entire ruling right wing (and the so called left) know which side their bread is buttered on. And millions of Australians, if you talk to them, will repeat the talking points from the right wing talk radio.