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Murdoch wants to do to the republic what he has done to rugby league



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3 November 1999

MURDOCH WANTS TO DO TO THE REPUBLIC WHAT HE HAS DONE TO RUGBY LEAGUE

No Republic - ACM, National Campaign Director, Mr David Elliott this afternoon warned that Rupert Murdoch's motives were far from pure after the American Media Tycoon advocated a 'yes' vote at the referendum this Saturday

'The danger is that under the model on offer on November 6 Mr Murdoch would be abie to buy the president through his influence in Federal politics," Mr Elliott said.

"His entry into the debate seems hypocritical, after all Mr Murdoch gave up his Australian citizenship for financial gain."

"I would say to the Australia people, don't let Mr Murdoch do to the Constitution what he has done to the South Sydney Rabbitohs."

"What kind of Australian gives up his citizenship, moves overseas, wrecks the greatest game of all and then tries to use his money to influence the way Australians vote?"

"From where I sit the House of Windsor is much less interventionist than the ' House of Murdoch," Mr Elliott said.

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