The Press: Censorship Down Under

Australia's Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies has decided to reorganize Australia's wartime press censorship. Fortnight ago he started by kicking himself out of the job of Minister of Information and giving it to an inconspicuous British-born Senator (from Queensland), Hattil Spencer Foil. The most interesting part of the shake-up was that it followed the resignation of Australia's Lord Northcliffe —Sir Keith Murdoch, publisher of a chain of eleven Australian publications—as Australian press censor (Director-General of Information).

A tall, hearty man of military bearing is Sir Keith Murdoch, now 54. He lives in a big U. S. Colonial home outside Melbourne, owns a...

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