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Australian newspaper to launch ad campaign against Greek government

The Australian newspaper is to launch a “briefing” campaign on the Greek government’s austerity measures in Australia’s financial capital on Monday, it said on Monday.

The ad campaign will feature a series of images of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a relaxed pose, along with images of a Greek-Australian journalist who has recently been detained by the government.

“I hope that it’s going to give people an opportunity to see how serious Greece is about austerity,” the Australian, a privately held paper, said in a statement.

The paper said it would not comment on the timing of the announcement but said it planned to run the ad campaign on Monday and Tuesday.

Greece has taken measures including a reduction in pensions, tax hikes and an increase in the retirement age, which has angered investors.

On Sunday, Tsipris said he would “take all necessary measures” to avert a default if the Greek Parliament fails to pass legislation to meet the terms of a two-year rescue package.