Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Creates Petition for News Corp Royal Commission


Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd says he was motivated to launch a petition calling for a royal commission into Rupert Murdoch's media empire after coming to the conclusion that News Corp was running a "protection racket" for the Coalition.

Almost 6000 people had signed the petition less than 24 hours after Mr Rudd's announcement on Saturday morning, leading to some glitches on the Australian Parliament website when people tried to sign.

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