"It is clear that confronting the bushfire disaster in Australia requires both an immediate response and an ongoing investment in rebuilding the lives and livelihoods of those most affected by the fires across the country", said Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman.
James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and his wife Kathryn arrive for a reception to celebrate the wedding between Rupert Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall in London, Britain March 5, 2016.
The family rebuke comes amid raging bushfires in Australia that have killed at least 27 people, destroyed more than 2,000 homes and burned 10 million hectares, or 100,000 square kilometers, of land - an area larger than South Korea or Portugal.
In a rare joint statement published on USA website the Daily Beast, James Murdoch and his wife, Kathryn, said their "views on climate are well-established and their frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage of the topic is also well-known". The majority of people who work here agree with James.
The comments place James Murdoch at odds with his father, and his elder brother Lachlan, who have both overseen the Murdoch controlled media empire as it became a rich platform for climate change denial and a defender of the fossil fuel industry.
70 percent of newspaper circulation in Australia's major cities are owned by Murdoch owned titles. Nevertheless, he was cited by The Guardian as a private climate skeptic.
The couple said their "views on climate change are well-established and their frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage of the topic is also well known". We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.
Critics have pushed back against Murdoch's outlets for misleading reporting on arson crimes involved with the current bushfire season, including using some 12-month totals and citing statistics from other bushfire-related offenses, inflating the perceived contribution of arson on the record-breaking fires. His testimony is really a sign of high-level hostility in the company, which has always been like climate specialists Andrew Boltput their trust in Sky News' Outsiders and reported positively on politicians who deny the climate.
5 million Australian dollars, the equivalent of roughly $3.5 million USA dollars.