News Corp Australia

Because news organisations change over time? The News Corp of two decades ago is a very different beast to the one we have today.


Still why complain when you had a good job. You take all the good along with the bad.

Absolutely. agree 100%. But workplace dynamics change over time and I’m sure we’ve all had jobs where the level of bad eventually increases and overtakes or negates any level of good and it gets to a point where you have to move on.


You’d read that CBD article and think that Haigh tee’d off against his former employer - turns out it doesn’t really coalesce with the podcast


News Corp launches its new Health of the Nation campaign today.

Citation in Australia Day awards

Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division

Penelope Anne Fowler

For significant service to the community through a range of organisations.

National Portrait Gallery
Chair, since 2022.
Board Member, since 2017.
Committee Member, current.
Director, National Portrait Gallery Foundation, current.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Deputy Chairman, since 2016.
Board Member, since 2014.

Australian Ballet
Board Member, 2012-2022.
Member, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, 2012-2022.

Not-for-Profit Sector
Chair, Good Friday Appeal, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, since 2013.
Supporter, Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Ambassador, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, since 2021.
Ambassador, Second Bite, 2009-2021.

News Corporation Australia
Chairman, Herald and Weekly Times, since 2013.
Victorian Community Ambassador, since 2013.

Board Roles - Other
Board Member, Tourism Australia, since 2019.
Advisory Board Member, Bank of Melbourne Foundation, since 2017.
Advisory Board Member, Visy, since 2016.

Professional Affiliations
Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors, current.
Member, Chief Executive Women, current.
Supporter, National Council of Women, current.

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Peter Lalor, who has been The Australian’s chief cricket writer for the past 30 years, has taken redundancy, with today his last day. He will continue to be part of Seven and SEN’s cricket coverage.

The Australian’s associate editor based in Melbourne, Ellen Whinnett, has also taken a redundancy.


Not really surprised he has left only a couple of months after Gideon Haigh departed. A lot of his comments on Twitter seemed at odds with the editorial position of The Australian. I felt like it was only a matter of time really.

The article also mentions that he is facing health challenges.

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Sorry to hear about Pete’s health issues, he’s a great contributor and cricket writer. I hope he turns up somewhere else soon, when the time and situation allows.

Though with both he and Gideon now gone, there goes any last remaining reason to want to read The Australian again.


Tim May mentioned it in passing in an interview on Seven during on one of the test matches, as far as I can see it was the only real mention of it anywhere (until this article), unless Peter himself covered it in one of his articles.