03:07 - Source: CNN
Fallout for Murdoch's media empire?

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Australian media regulators are "digesting" the blistering UK report against Rupert Murdoch

The report said News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch was "not a fit person" to run a major company

So far the controversy hasn't hit Australia, where Murdoch's media empire was born

New Corp. runs 70% of newspapers in Australia and the national paper, the Australian

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The Australian media regulatory agency is “digesting” the blistering report from British lawmakers that said News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch was “not a fit person” to run a major international company.

“The ACMA is reviewing the British MPs committee report but is not intending to make any further comment at this stage,” said a spokesperson for the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA).

The damning report accused Murdoch and his son James of showing “willful blindness” to phone hacking at the News of the World tabloid and said the newspaper “deliberately tried to thwart the police investigation” into the illegal activity.

The now-shuttered tabloid’s publisher, News Corp. subsidiary News International, “wished to buy silence in this affair and pay to make the problem go away,” the Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee found.