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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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BMWs, billiards and flowers: ICAC goes through Obeid’s receipts

Eddie Obeid, in the dock at ICAC, is quizzed on the activities of his cashed-up family trust — but he says he was “hands off”, and appeared uninterested in the details.

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How Eddie Obeid ran NSW (but was silenced in court)

Finally, the man who ran NSW Labor — and perhaps the state — was defending himself at the ICAC inquiry. The political class had waited a long time to see Eddie Obeid take the stand.

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Crikey Clarifier: who are the Obeids and what did they do?

Who is Eddie Obeid, and why is his family now embroiled in a corruption scandal that goes to the heart of NSW politics? Crikey’s courtroom scribe records the history and argues why you should care.

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Ghost of NSW government past may haunt Gillard

State politics may prove a boon for Julia Gillard — look at Queensland’s troubled Coalition crew. But how much will the ghost of NSW Labor haunt Gillard, as ICAC continues?

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‘I think I can help you with that’: Obeid pulling the NSW strings

Former planning minister Frank Sartor told the ICAC inquiry into NSW Labor party figures that 2009 was a “tawdry time”. As the Commission is learning, that’s quite an understatement.

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Obeid, Macdonald in the dock: ICAC to rule on ALP machine men

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has commenced its probe into former Labor MPs Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald. The state has waited a long time for this.

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Corrupted by cheap cars? NSW Labor men in the dock for day of reckoning

The Independent Commission Against Corruption in NSW will spend five months investigating the deals of former Labor MPs Ian Mcdonald, Eddie Obeid and Eric Roozendaal.

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NSW election: Eddie’s everywhere until Robertson lands softly

Before he retires, NSW Labor “puppetmaster” Eddie Obeid has one more string to pull — he needs to ensure a soft landing for leader-in-waiting John Robertson, writes freelance journalist Candace Sutton.

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The party puppeteers pulling all the strings

A fascinating feature of last week’s political killing season — a Premier and a federal Opposition Leader gunned down over three blood-spilling days — was the role of the Tripodi, Obeid and Minchin as sneaky puppeteers.

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The Sydney Morning Herald | NSW|

He Who Must Be Obeid

Eddie Obeid is one of the most despised politicians in New South Wales — he’s also the most powerful. Kate MsClymont looks at how he and off-sider Joe Tripodi maintain their “vice-like hold” over the party, despite repeated controversies.

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