Australia bushfires: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp criticised by own son for 'climate change denial'

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has been criticised by his son for comments made by its journalists showing scepticism about climate change.

A spokesperson for Rupert's son James and his wife Kathryn told the Daily Beast they were "frustrated" at News Corp's coverage surrounding Australia's devastating bushfires.

"They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given the obvious evidence to the contrary," the spokesperson told the Daily Beast.

Amid growing anger about a lack of action by the Australian government on climate change, journalists from News Corp - which owns publications such as the Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Australian - have also been condemned.

In a recent article in The Daily Telegraph, columnist Piers Ackerman wrote, "woke Australian media only want to point climate change as the sole cause of the bush fires".

Last year in September, Andrew Bolt slammed teen climate activist Greta Thunberg in a column in the Herald Sun.

"I have never seen a girl so young and with so many mental disorders treated by so many adults as a guru," he wrote.

Rupert insists however News Corp journalists are not climate sceptics.

"There are no climate change deniers around, I can assure you," he told reporters in New York in November.

Last week, thousands of protesters banded together across Australia to oppose Prime Minister Scott Morrison's lack of action on climate change.