Tag: New Matilda

  • Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: Would It Really Matter if Gina Bought Fairfax?

    Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: Would It Really Matter if Gina Bought Fairfax?

    “Gina Rinehart is evil and we must do everything we can to stop her from ruining Fairfax”. This was the most common response from those on the progressive side of politics in Australia to news that Rinehart, a mining magnate and Australia’s richest woman, had bought almost 19% of the media company that publishes metropolitan…

  • Opinion: Media Ownership in Australia

    Opinion: Media Ownership in Australia

    Tumblr and blog accounts of late have featured a parody cover of the Sydney Morning Herald, in reaction to Gina Rinehart’s increased ownership of Fairfax Media. The online masthead of the Sydney Mining Herald shouts “Perth: Australia’s Real Capital,” the featured visual image has Miranda Kerr on the catwalk wearing coal, and other headlines include…