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, (...)

Rupert Murdoch,  who controls 70% of metropolitan press daily sales in Australia. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

One of Rupert Murdoch’s biggest money spinners, The Simpsons television show, has sometimes featured curmudgeonly old Mr Burns instructing his ever-su(...)

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph yesterday lampooned Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd as Col Klink, the Nazi commander from 1960s comedy Hogan’s Heroes, while deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese was portrayed as Sgt Schultz.

  A Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid newspaper has angered Australia’s Labor government by portraying the prime minister and deputy prime minister as Nazi(...)

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd and governor general Quentin Bryce introduce the Labor cabinet and stand for a photograph at Government House in Canberra. Photograph: Cole Bennetts/Getty Images.

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announced his ministerial team, opting for less familiar names as he seeks to distance himself from predecessor J(...)