Gina Rinehart is already a board member of Channel Ten, owning roughly 10% of the shares. Now she is edging closer to board membership at Fairfax Media (The Age) where she owns 13%.
It is clear that her push to become board member of Fairfax Media is part of a wider campaign to redirect public debate in her favour, and the favour of the mining industry. This is seriously undermining our democracy.
We need independent journalism that is not restricted in its coverage of important issues such as mining by mining magnate shareholders and board members.
This is even more important considering the enormous threat mining poses to the environment, the climate and now, apparently, democracy!
Please let Fairfax Media know that Australians will not tolerate Gina Rinehart being allowed any further control of the media in Australia!