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MINISTERS AND LEADERS FORCED TO QUIT WHILST IN OFFICE SINCE 1970
John Brown: quit Hawke ministry in 1987 for misleading Parliament over Expo contracts.
John Cain: Resigned as Victorian Premier after tram strike and various financial scandals.
Jim Cairns: sacked by Whitlam as Treasurer for incompetence.
Kate Carnell: ACT chief minister quit over Bruce Stadium fiasco.
Ray Connor: Resigned as Queensland Housing minister in 97 over dodgy consultancy.
Rex Connor: Whitlam Minister who quit after Khemlani affair.
Bill D’Arcy: Labor Committee Chief in Queensland who molested young girls and was in NetBet affair.
Jim Elder: quit as Deputy Queensland Premier over vote rorting.
Bob Ellicott: Resigned from Wran ministry over Sankey loans affair court case.
Vic Garland: resigned in 1976 over electoral irregularities.
Sen Brian Gibson: Resigned for approving Boral electricity licence whilst owning shares.
Nick Greiner: quit as NSW Premier after the Terry Metherell affair.
Alan Griffiths: quit Keating Ministry in 1994 over sandwich shop affair.
Howard Hobbs: Qld National Water Resources Minister quit in 98 for office affair.
Rex Jackson: NSW Corrections Minister quit for accepting dollars for an early parole.
Rob Jolly: Resigned as Victorian Treasurer after Pyramid and Tricontinental disasters.
David Jull: Howard’s Admin Minister pinged for travel rorts.
Ros Kelly: Sports Rorts.
John Kerin: sacked by Hawke as Treasurer for not knowing what the Gross Operating Surplus was.
Bill Landeryou: sacked by John Cain over liquor licensing conflict of interest.
Brian Langton: NSW Transport Minister quit over travel entitlements.
Carmen Lawrence: lost Labor front bench position over Penny Easton mess.
Kev Lingard: Queensland Nat Minister for Community Care quit in 98 over expenses.
Phil Lynch: quit as Fraser’s Treasurer over land deals during election campaign.
Mackellar: Importing a TV into Australia under Fraser.
Terry Mackenroth: Queensland police Minister sacked by Goss over travel rorts.
Peter McGauran: Travel rorts.
Terry Metherell: NSW Education Minister quit over an ICAC report.
John Moore: Resigned from Fraser Ministry over Mackellar’s dodgy import.
Trevor Perrett: Qld Nat Minister for Primary Industries. Quit in
98 after failing to disclose a relationship with a murdered prostitute
to investigating police.
Geoff Prosser: Howard Minister who quit over shopping centre conflicts.
Gary Punch: quit Hawke Ministry after disagreeing over Sydney airport decision.
Graham Richardson: Marshall Islands Affair.
John Sharp: Travel rorts.
Jim Short: Assistant Treasurer resigned after failing to declare ANZ shareholding.
Ian Sinclair: stood down in 1979 pending fraud trial.
Ian Smith: Victorian Finance Minister sacked for getting his chief of staff pregnant.
Senator Reg Withers: sacked by Fraser in 1978 after Royal Commission found interfered in electoral process.
Keith Wright: Labor leader in Queensland jailed for rape
Mick Young: “Paddington Bear Affair”
NON-COMPETING INTERNATIONAL HEAVYWEIGHTS AT THE OLYMPICS
Paul Allaire: CEO Xerox
Paul Allan: Founder Microsoft
Helen Clarke: New Zealand PM
Chelsea Clinton: Bill and Hillary’s kid
Johnny Cochrane: OJ Simpson’s lawyer
Douglas Daft: Chairman Coca Cola
Bill Gates: CEO Microsoft
Lou Gerstner: Chairman IBM
Jack Greenberg: Chairman McDonalds
Jerry Hall: model and former Mrs Jagger
Evander Hollyfield: heavyweight boxing professional
Henry Kissinger: Former US Secretary of State
David Kormansky: CEO Merrill Lynch
Kee Hee Lee: chairman of Samsung
George Lucas: Star Wars Trilogy director
Anna and William Mann (formerly Anna Murdoch)
Mark McCormack: Chairman IMG
Scott McNeilly: Chairman Sun Microsystems
Rupert Murdoch: Chairman News Corp
Gerard Pellison: founder of French hotel giant Accor.
Stephen Rubin: boss of Pentland (Speedo, Reebok etc).
Meg Ryan: Temporarily with Russell Crowe
Jack Welch: Chairman General Electric
Jim Wolfensohn: Chairman World Bank
Jerry Yang: Yahoo founder
AUSTRALIANS WHO HAVE MADE IT INTERNATIONALLY
Peter Allen: singer (I Still Call Australia Home).
B1 and B2: children’s entertainment and great export earners.
Bee Gees: music.
Darren Bennett: AFL footballer who made it big in US gridiron.
Bruce Beresford: Hollywood director
John Bertrand: Skippered America’s Cup victory and founder of dotcom Quokka.
Geoffrey Bible: Worldwide CEO of Philip Morris
Ric Birch: Artistic director/Olympic ceremonies
Mark Bosnich: soccer for Aston Villa, Manchester United and Chelsea
Phillip Bowman: CEO of Allied Domecq, world’s second biggest drinks group.
Lawrence Bragg: Nobel laureate for physics
Richard Butler: United Nations
Peter Carey: author who won Booker prize
Pat Cash: Wimbledon champion, ranked four in the world and Davis Cup heroics
Nick Cave: Music
Leigh Clifford: London-based CEO of Rio Tinto
Russell Crowe: born in NZ but we’ll adopt him.
Douglas Daft: Cessnock teacher who rose to be worldwide CEO of Coke.
Jason Donovan: Now the UK’s favourite pantomine dame.
Mick Doohan: Five time 500cc motorcycle champion.
Steve Elkington:won a US golf major
Errol Flynn: actor
HV Evatt: founding President of the UN
Howard Florey: discovered Penicillin.
Dawn Fraser: champion swimmer and float wrecker
Lizzie Gardiner: designer and Oscar winner.
Mel Gibson: Hollywood
David Graham: first Australian to win US Open golf championship.
Germaine Greer: writer, academic, feminist.
Sir Robert Helpmann: ballet
Paul Hogan: Crocodile Dundee
Barry Humphries: comedy
Clive James: TV host and comedian
Paul Johnson: CEO of Campbell Soup Co
Alan Jones: Formula One GP champion
Thomas Keneally: author
Harry Kewell: soccer for Leeds United
Nicole Kidman: actress and famous wife
Philip Knightly: journalism.
Luc Longley: Numerous NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls
Baz Luhrmann: film directing.
Elle McPherson: modelling
Dame Nellie Melba: Opera
Midnight Oil: music
Kylie Minogue: Music
John Newcombe: Presidential beer drinking and tennis.
Olivia Newton-John: Grease and music.
Dave Nilsson: Major league baseball
Sidney Nolan: visual arts.
Greg Norman: Two time British Open champion
Rupert Murdoch: Chairman of News Corp
Jac Nasser: worldwide head of Ford
Kieran Perkins: Dual Olympic Gold Medallist and world record holder
Mark Philippoussis: US Open tennis final and top ten ranking.
John Pilger: author.
Pat Rafter: Two time US Open champion
Geoffrey Robertson: internationally known barrister in London.
Lionel Rose: world boxing champion.
Geoffrey Rush: Acting.
Savage Garden: music
Fred Schepsi: Hollywood director
Dame Joan Sutherland: opera
Andy Thomas: Astronaut
Peter Thomson: five times British Open golf champion
Evan and Tracey Thornley: founders of Looksmart
Ian Thorpe: Dual Olympic Gold Medallist and world record holder
Mark Viduka: soccer for Leeds United
Karrie Webb: world’s best female golfer
Peter Weir: Hollywood director
Patrick White: author
Jim Wolfensohn: chairman of the World Bank
BIG HEDGING BLUNDERS AFTER DOLLAR DIVES
Australian Rugby Union: Lost about $10m by locking in Murdoch $US TV rights at US60c
BHP: Dropped more than $200million on currency.
Centaur: Hedge book currently $155m out of the money.
Newcrest: About $400m down on currency and gold hedging.
Pasminco: About $400 million down mainly on currency hedging.
SOCOG: Blew $200m by locking in $US700, TV rights payment at about US70c.
WMC: blown more than a billion punting for a stronger dollar
Woodside: blown billions by locking in low oil prices at high dollar.
OH NO, WHY THE HELL DID I SELL THEN
Adsteam: Held big holdings in most of the major banks and sold for about one-eighth today’s prices.
AMP: Sold about 10 per cent of Macquarie Bank at $7 as it listed. Now $27
ANZ: took $20m haircut after selling Fairfax at $1 a share in
1991. Now worth $3.70. Austrim: Sold a large chunk in Securenet at a
fraction of today’s price.
BHP: Dumped its 40% Woodside stake at an average of $3. Now Shell is bidding $14.80.
BHP: Quit 37 per cent stake in Foster’s at $2.60 in 1997 and has since doubled.
Fahey Government: Sold State Bank of NSW for net $270m, now worth $2 billion.
Hawke Government: Sold first tranche of CBA at $5.40. Now $30.
Howard Government: sold first tranche of Telstra at $3.30. Now $7. Lowy
Family: Sold 13 per cent of Westfield Holdings at about $7.70 in 1998.
Now close to $14.
Keating Government: floated CSL at $2.40, now about $30.
Keating Government: sold second tranche of CBA at $9, now $30.
Kennett Government: floated Tabcorp at $2.25, now $9.50.
News Corp: Sold 15% in Seven Network at about $4.50. Now $6.50
Packer: bought 10 per cent of Westpac at about $2.60 but then sold a year later for $3.50. Now $15.
Pacific Dunlop: Floated Cochlear in 1995 at $2 a share. Now worth $38.
Westpac: signed off on the WA News float at about $1 a share. Now $5.
GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS WHO HAVE PULLED OUT OF AUSTRALIA
Estee Lauder: closed Sydney factory in Feb 2001 costing 76 jobs
Heinz: Moving Australian production to New Zealand at the moment.
Nissan: Closed Melbourne manufacturing plant in 1992.
DID I MAKE THAT RECOMMENDATION
ABN Amro: Supported Reinsurance Australia almost to the death
Ecorp worth $7.60 a share says Goldman Sachs – March 2000
Mary Meeker from Morgan Stanley says buys Priceline at $US134. It’s now $US3.
Johnson Taylor recommended Infosentials at 40c. Now broke.
Lucy Turnbull: Malcolm’s wife and the former chairman of FTR
Holdings which recommended they buy $1.3m shares in Chaos Music at
$1.40. They are now 14c.