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October 14, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Limit on Press Ownership: The ruling Labor Party appears to be preparing to limit foreign ownership of voting shares in the country's newspapers and magazines. The party last Friday voted to place a ceiling of 20% on foreign ownership of print media properties. The ceiling mirrors a government decision last year to limit foreign ownership of radio and television stations to 20%.
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BUSINESS
March 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Managers at Fairfax Publications (U.S.) Ltd. said Thursday that they are negotiating to buy Ms. and Sassy magazines from the company's Australian parent. John Fairfax Ltd. of Sydney, which acquired Ms. in September and launched Sassy five months later, officially put the magazines on the block Wednesday. It was not known who else might bid for the properties. Sandra Yates, president of Fairfax U.S.
BUSINESS
May 3, 1988 | From Reuters
John Fairfax Ltd., the Australian publishing company, is selling Ms. and Sassy magazines to a management-led group just months after buying the two U.S. women's periodicals. Sandra Yates and Anne Summers, two Fairfax executives in the United States, said they have formed privately held Matilda Publications Inc. to buy the magazines for an undisclosed amount of cash. They expect the deal to close May 20. Ms.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1987 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Ms., the magazine that made feminism a two-letter word, was sold for an undisclosed price Wednesday to an Australian media group that intends to pump millions of dollars into the struggling publication. The new owner, John Fairfax Ltd., publishes 80 magazines and 53 newspapers in Australia but only recently entered the U.S. market. Profits from the sale will go to the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication Inc., which contributes money and research to feminist groups.
BUSINESS
May 3, 1988 | From Reuters
John Fairfax Ltd., the Australian publishing company, is selling Ms. and Sassy magazines to a management-led group just months after buying the two U.S. women's periodicals. Sandra Yates and Anne Summers, two Fairfax executives in the United States, said they have formed privately held Matilda Publications Inc. to buy the magazines for an undisclosed amount of cash. They expect the deal to close May 20. Ms.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Investor Robert Holmes a Court acquired three newspapers--including the Australian national business daily--and eight radio stations Monday from John Fairfax Ltd., which agreed to be taken private by a member of the Fairfax family. Holmes a Court acquired the properties for an undisclosed price. However, a source close to the negotiations said he paid about $340.6 million for the newspapers and the radio stations.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Australian, Canadian Tycoons Team Up: Australia's richest man, Kerry Packer, has joined a consortium with Canadian newspaper tycoon Conrad Black to bid for John Fairfax Group, Australia's oldest media empire. Fairfax includes the Sydney Morning Herald. But the partners will be battling competing bids from Ireland's Independent Newspapers and Jamison Equity of Australia and a government wary of giving Packer too much control of the country's press.
BUSINESS
February 9, 1987
Publisher Rupert Murdoch gained control of Herald & Weekly Times Ltd., Australia's biggest media company a day after rival suitor John Fairfax Ltd. dropped its bid. In announcing terms of the deal, the Herald & Weekly board said it had sold its television stations in Melbourne and Adelaide and its broadcasting holdings, plus some smaller newspapers, to Fairfax and businessman Kerry Stokes for about $320 million. Murdoch's latest offer values the company at an estimated $1.53 billion.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Managers at Fairfax Publications (U.S.) Ltd. said Thursday that they are negotiating to buy Ms. and Sassy magazines from the company's Australian parent. John Fairfax Ltd. of Sydney, which acquired Ms. in September and launched Sassy five months later, officially put the magazines on the block Wednesday. It was not known who else might bid for the properties. Sandra Yates, president of Fairfax U.S.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Investor Robert Holmes a Court acquired three newspapers--including the Australian national business daily--and eight radio stations Monday from John Fairfax Ltd., which agreed to be taken private by a member of the Fairfax family. Holmes a Court acquired the properties for an undisclosed price. However, a source close to the negotiations said he paid about $340.6 million for the newspapers and the radio stations.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1987 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Ms., the magazine that made feminism a two-letter word, was sold for an undisclosed price Wednesday to an Australian media group that intends to pump millions of dollars into the struggling publication. The new owner, John Fairfax Ltd., publishes 80 magazines and 53 newspapers in Australia but only recently entered the U.S. market. Profits from the sale will go to the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication Inc., which contributes money and research to feminist groups.
BUSINESS
December 2, 1987 | Associated Press
Rupert Murdoch is facing a public outcry and regulatory scrutiny over his reported plans to buy control of Australia's domestic news agency and tighten his grip on the nation's main newsprint maker. Murdoch's News Corp. Ltd., which already is Australia's biggest media company, reportedly is seeking to double its holdings in Australian Associated Press by purchasing a 40% stake now held by John Fairfax Ltd. That also would increase News Corp.'
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