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Eddie Obeid, Wesfarmers, dilutionary placements and an Arrium debacle

The latest deal surrounding agribusiness operator Elders proves that not all shareholders are created equal.

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Up close and personal with Bob Carr for $150 a head, but don’t call it a fundraiser

A Sydney dinner to honour Bob Carr will inevitably gloss over the political black marks of the former NSW premier’s career. Luckily, NSW political correspondent Alex Mitchell is here to explain some of capricious Carr’s questionable history.

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Tips and rumours

Bloodletting at Art Gallery of NSW … Hywood drives in style … Obeid book not quite off the shelves …

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John Robertson: don’t give up on NSW Labor — or me

Yes, there have been problems with corruption in the NSW Labor Party. But NSW Labor leader John Robertson says things have turned the corner.

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Stand by for fireworks as gold-class A-listers front ICAC

ICAC’s focus turns to Newcastle, with disgraced former billionaire Nathan Tinkler rating more than a mere mention.

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On racist cartoons

Crikey readers have their say on racist cartoons, Eddie Obied and World War I.

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The (attempted) exorcism of Eddie Obeid

The NSW Labor Party wants to present Eddie Obeid as one bad apple. But this, of course, is nonsense, writes NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell.

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Schadenfreude and champers at Obeid book launch

There were drinks all round and plenty of “toldjasos” at the launch of He Who Must Be Obeid.

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Tips and rumours

More financial woes for Tinkler … where’s the carbon tax discounts? … paid for Twitter spam? Unlikely …

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Faulkner’s retirement shows NSW Labor has learnt nothing

NSW Labor’s indecent hurry to preselected senate candidates for the 2016 election shows how little its powerbrokers have learnt from ICAC and the WA debacle.

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The NSW disease: Barry O’Farrell infected, now who’s next?

While we may not yet know the full story on why Barry O’Farrell resigned, there is much more to the story on AWH’s lobbying efforts in respect to both the Labor and Liberal NSW governments.

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O’Farrell — and NSW voters — pay the price for an inexplicable lapse

Barry O’Farrell’s premiership has been brought to an end by a bizarre lapse in memory. But will politicians realise their close relations with business are the real problem?

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Tips and rumours

Obeid and his OAM … Mamamia labelled amateur in fashion war … Liberals rewrite history in Asia …

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Tips and rumours

Should Sir Obeid keep his OAM? … lean EBA for AAP … Bob Carr’s pajama fiasco …

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Water into coal: Sinodinos’ Cuesta holding raises questions, too

Arthur Sinodinos has held onto his shares in Cuesta Coal, a small firm he chaired in 2010-11. Why has he held onto it for so long? And what’s the connection to Labor figure Eddie Obeid?

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Media briefs: Obeid book … SMH campaign … Rodman’s angry …

Obeid book to probe Eddie’s influence … Create anti-violence campaign. Or don’t … Video of the day … Front page of the day …

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Talk about corruption

Crikey readers have their say about the Eddie Obeid verdict, protection for whistleblowers and more money for less Coke.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Kevin Rudd is literally wearing his prime ministerial hat. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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Media briefs: GetUp! stunt … Shine on Ten … AFR on ICAC …

Channel Ten will be airing a new season of So You Think You Can Dance, bringing the number of related-party dealings between the Murdoch companies to new levels.

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ICAC’s ‘disgusting’ ruling against Labor: Obeids, Macdonald face charges

There’s a stench around Labor — in NSW at least — as ICAC hands down its findings on the Obeid affair. Criminal charges have been recommended against the men who ran the state like a private club.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: meet your monkey cousin

So after all these months NSW Labor finally expels Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald. They are a speedy lot in Sussex Street.

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ICAC: a $1800 waterfront dinner, a ‘$100m cheque to investors’

ICAC has heard a cosy little story of Ian Macdonald’s allies sealing a deal which could have been worth $100 million to the NSW government — over a waterfront dinner and a magnum of pinot noir.

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Crikey Calling #8: Abbott’s Top End tax plan and Labor’s NSW woes

On Crikey Calling, Jason Whittaker and Bernard Keane finally get to talk some new Coalition policy. Plus, all the latest for an embattled Labor as the Eddie Obeid and Craig Thomson scandals drag on.

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Eddie has Labor in his grip and will carry it to its doom

While innocuous, Tony Burke and Stephen Conroy’s contacts with Eddie Obeid symbolise how NSW Labor is likely to drag the Federal party to its doom this year.

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Tips and rumours

Dirty tricks among ACT Liberals … “He who must be Obeid” … Captain Cook falls on hard times in Melbourne …

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