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Australian Comm Minister Turnbull Says 'No Practical Way' To Change Anti-Siphoning

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 26 / 15

A "legal quagmire is blocking a ­solution to the escalating fight over the broadcast rights" for the Australian Football League and National Rugby League, as expert advisers "warn Malcolm Turnbull against trying to legislate a compromise between rival media companies," according to David Crowe of TH...

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