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Lachlan Murdoch to leave Australia and return to New York Fox News base while family stays in Sydney

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Lachlan Murdoch flees Australia from Fox News’ US headquarters, leaving his wife and children behind in their palatial Sydney home during lockdown after spending six months Down Under

  • Lachlan Murdoch prepares to fly back to Fox headquarters in New York on Tuesday
  • Murdoch and his family left the United States and moved to Australia in March 2021
  • His wife and three children remain on the Bellevue Hill estate in eastern Sydney
  • Murdoch returns with 9,000 other workers who have worked from home










Fox Corp chief executive Lachlan Murdoch will leave his family in Australia as the media mogul prepares to fly back to the United States.

Murdoch, who is also co-chair of publisher News Corp, will return to his desk at Fox headquarters in New York from Tuesday. Sydney Morning Herald reported.

It’s been six months since Murdoch left headquarters and moved to Australia in March with his wife Sarah and their three children Kalan, 17, Aidan, 15, and Aerin, 11.

His family is left behind on their sprawling Bellevue Hill estate, La Manoir, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Fox Corp executive Lachlan Murdoch (pictured, with partner Sarah) leaves his family in Australia as the media mogul prepares to fly back to the United States

It's been six months since Murdoch left headquarters and moved to Australia in March with his wife Sarah and their three children Kalan, 17, Aidan, 15, and Aerin, 11 (pictured, Murdoch leaving the Bellevue Hill mansion in March)

It’s been six months since Murdoch left headquarters and moved to Australia in March with his wife Sarah and their three children Kalan, 17, Aidan, 15, and Aerin, 11 (pictured, Murdoch leaving the Bellevue Hill mansion in March)

Murdoch returns to the office along with 9,000 employees who have been working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It will also be the day before Murdoch turns 50 on September 8.

Murdoch has made the decision to move to Australia amid claims that Joe Biden’s election made things “rough” for his family, given Fox Corp’s reputation as catering to the GOP.

It was “pretty hard” for their kids at school in their final weeks in Los Angeles, SMH reported at the time.

During his short stay in Australia, Murdoch is said to have purchased a $37 million boat shed in Point Piper.

Located a stone’s throw from the home of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the two-story boat shed was once the private playground of the wealthy O’Neil family.

It was sold in 2017 to Paul Scharrer, former owner of Scotts Honda Motors and a local real estate investor, before being sold in March for the eye-watering price of $37 million.

The Wunulla Road estate on Sydney Harbor is certainly Australia’s most expensive boat shed.

Murdoch returns to office along with 9,000 employees who have been working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Murdoch returns to office along with 9,000 employees who have been working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic

During his short stay in Australia, Murdoch is said to have purchased a $37 million boat shed from Point Piper.

During his short stay in Australia, Murdoch is said to have purchased a $37 million boat shed from Point Piper.

A post-sale title warning — which came just three weeks after it was listed — confirmed that a “mysterious buyer” bought the home through McCullough Robertson law firm.

The 2,000sqm property has access to one of the largest private berths in Sydney Harbour.

There is accommodation on the top level of the boat shed and the Woollahra Council has recently given permission to convert it into a home.

The family kept a low profile during their stay. Murdoch appeared in the Holt Street office in Surry Hills and attended the Herald’s 190th Anniversary at the Sydney Opera House in April.

A post-sale title warning — which came just three weeks after it was listed — confirmed that a mysterious buyer bought the home through McCullough Robertson law firm.

A post-sale title warning — which came just three weeks after it was listed — confirmed that a mysterious buyer bought the home through McCullough Robertson law firm.

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