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Job Cuts At Fairfax, News Ltd As Leadership Speculation Departments Scrapped

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Dozens of journalists were offered redundancies today as the country’s major news outlets shut down the ‘Leadership Speculation’ arms of their operations.

A spokesperson for one newspaper, which employed seven full-time staff to write stories about a possible leadership battle, said she was devastated that the Labor leadership had finally been resolved, but also felt vindicated. “For over three years we’ve been saying that a leadership challenge was imminent. And in the end, it was”.

Earlier in the day, a team of investigative journalists specialising in Julia Gillard’s clothing choices was told there was no longer work available for them.

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14 comments on “Job Cuts At Fairfax, News Ltd As Leadership Speculation Departments Scrapped

  1. asankabrendon
    June 27, 2013


  2. mludowyk
    June 27, 2013

    Surely they could start writing about the Turnbull vs Abbott polls?

    • The Tunnel
      June 28, 2013

      Yes, surely? Or would that be disrespectful?

    • narcoticmusing
      July 9, 2013

      But then that would require them to be non-partisan.

  3. donna
    June 27, 2013

    you dont talk about the clothes get it

  4. Mike
    June 28, 2013

    You’re an adept spindoctor – run for office!

  5. Tone Edge
    June 29, 2013

    They’ll all have to move to india, I hear News & Fairfax are hiring quite a few folk over there now. 🙂

  6. Sean O'Grady
    June 30, 2013

    What about journo’s interviewing journo’s speculating about leadership. We are looking at massive cuts here.

  7. Nixando
    July 7, 2013

    Why don’t they have a dedicated team to look at Politician’s Pay Increases and their allowances? Most specifically, Qld MP’s who as at 1 July get $500 less than federal MPs…

  8. Rex Haw
    July 7, 2013

    So were they only hired to target a female PM…now we have a male one we don’t need them anymore??

  9. Rex Haw
    July 7, 2013

    How can anything be imminent for three years???

    • narcoticmusing
      July 9, 2013

      Rex, you don’t work in a large organisation with a HR or IT area do you? If you did, you’d know of the many “improvements” that are always “imminent.

      • Rex Haw
        July 9, 2013

        Actually HAVE worked with big organisations, the most recent being Law Enforcement which is totally dependent on good IT services…where every issue was rectifieds or replaced within hours ..if not minutes.

    • Cath O'Connor
      July 9, 2013

      exactly my thought Rex

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