You haven't been there long enough to know how this all works in Australia and Murdoch's extremely long history there - don't forget Rupert Murdoch was born in Australia and started his career there.That's a classic case of how businessmen work anyways. Business men do support political parties and that is all, but their ideology lies only in spinning money, that's it..! They sway whichever way the wind blows.
Yes, figured that about QLD while being here. Yet Labour is in power and Labour is the one always targeting Murdoch empire. So what am I missing here about the power his empire wields? Or is Labour abusing Murdoch just a facade?
You could perhaps take a look at this link, in particular Political Activities in Australia - although there is so much missing there that it's laughable.
But what you really need to understand is that owning a media empire is totally unlike owning another kind of business when it comes to politics because it means you are the purveyor of the news. In Murdoch's case, it is certainly not a question, or has not been for 2 or 3 decades, of Australian politicians kow towing to him, it is the way he controls his editors, journalists and reporters when it comes to what stories to run, what spin to put on them, etc.
How could anyone thing that even think that a business man with an imense media empire, and one which is essentially a monopoly in sole states, is comparable to other powerful businessmen?