As the political lobby group 'GetUp!' have said in an email to supporters [10/9/10]:
... In this new political climate, GetUp members have an unprecedented opportunity to clean up politics, shape the way this new Parliament works and determine the direction of our country. ...'GetUp!' are also asking members and supporters to undertake a survey to assist them in mapping their next steps to keep the momentum going.
So if like us, you feel our democracy is threatened by the Murdoch machine, we encourage you to complete their survey and/or write to your elected representative and let them know that the most urgent step is to reign in the divisive influence of the Murdoch Press:
The move to a progressive Australia can only be achieved if the problem of media ownership, which has reached saturation point as evidenced by News Ltd.'s hysterical attacks on the democratic outcome of the federal election, is urgently corrected.
To begin with, we suggest:
1. Dismantling the virtual monopoly of the Murdoch Press;
2. Purging the ABC of all News Ltd. influence and think tank influence;
3. Immediately ceasing all Government advertising in the Murdoch Press (GetUp! should do this too)