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Australian PM Kevin Rudd heads for election wipe-out

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd vowed Friday to fight to the end despite polls showing him heading for an election wipe-out as rival Tony Abbott looked forward to getting straight to work. A Galaxy survey in the Sydney Daily Telegraph, a day before voters cast their ballots, found Rudd had…

Australian TV networks reject anti-Murdoch commercial that accuses him of printing ‘misleading crap’ in his newspapers

Australia’s commercial television networks are refusing to run an advert which accuses Rupert Murdoch of printing “misleading crap” in his newspapers ahead of national elections, the activist group behind the ad said Wednesday. Australian-born Murdoch, now a US citizen, owns mass-selling newspapers in his former homeland and his Sydney tabloid…