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Rodney Tiffen

Rodney Tiffen is Emeritus Professor in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His most recent book is Disposable Leaders Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott (2017). His earlier books include Rupert Murdoch. A Reassessment (2014); How Australia Compares (two editions, co-authored with Ross Gittins); Diplomatic Deceits Government, Media and East Timor; Scandals Media, Politics and Corruption in Contemporary Australia; and News and Power.

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Rupert Murdoch
February 2014
Tony Abbott thinks that Rupert Murdoch is one of the most influential Australians of all time and that we should support our 'hometown hero'. Murdoch, who has mainly lived in New York since 1973 and renounced his Australian citizenship in order to move into American TV, has aroused much more controversy than most hometown heroes.