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Abbott rival pushing media reform to boost profile

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull seeks to end media ownership limits

Mr Murdoch vows to oppose any overhaul that denies him the chance to air exclusive sports games on his pay-TV channel, Foxtel.


EFFORTS in Australia to drive forward new laws scrapping media ownership limits have more to do with a rival trying to put Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a bad light than a genuine push for change.

Analysts and industry executives say the law has no hope of being approved