News Corp Australia is tightlipped on the prospect of Rebekah Brooks, just cleared of charges relating to the UK phone-hacking scandal, being granted a key role in Australia.

Fairfax Media has reported that News Corp journalists are speculating that Mrs Brooks - a confidant of Rupert Murdoch, former editor of now-defunct tabloid News of the World and one-time boss of News' British newspapers - might be parachuted into a senior position in Australia.

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