Fairfax Media’s “Sydney Morning Herald” and “Financial Review” newspapers. The newspaper chain is united with its rival News Corp in opposing legislation that could see journalists jailed for up to 10 years for disclosing information on covert intelligence operations. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Code, a television drama currently showing in Australia – and in Britain and Ireland on BBC Four – is about fear and loathing between journalism, (...)

The prospect of a Blackberry takeover begs the question: why? The crisis-hit smartphone company has agreed a tentative $4.7 billion (€3.5 billion) dea(...)

Australian prime minister-elect Tony Abbott is surrounded by his family after acknowledging his victory in the election today. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams-Pool/Getty Images

Australia’s conservative leader Tony Abbott has swept into office today in a landslide election as voters punished the outgoing Labor government for s(...)

Australia’s prime minister Kevin Rudd is battling not only jaded voters in a bitter election race, but the rancour of Rupert Murdoch, whose newspapers(...)

Independent News & Media has been looking very closely at Australia – not at its stake in Australasian media group APN this time, but at Fairfax, (...)