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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”


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


ACDC: Music

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

INXS: Music

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


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.


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.


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.


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.