Rupert Murdoch wants an Independent Australia.
No, not to buy out this publication – worst of luck! – but to see Australia become a Republic and, therefore, fully independent.
Murdoch, when he was giving the 2008 Boyer Lectures, spoke passionately about the need for an Australia Republic, saying that:
"there has been more maturity shown about this debate in recent year, there is no need to rush to the exit."
The he says the magic words:
"Australia is no longer a dependency so it should be become independent... The time is not far off when we will see an Independent Australia."
Rupert Murdoch on Whether Australia Be a Republic
Nice one, Rupert! (Now, if you could just make the Australian a bit more balanced on global warming...)