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In the week before Easter we emailed subscribers with updates of our legal battles, an interesting debate with Herald Sun editor Peter Blunden, details of a big defamation judgment against the ABC and the details of our Canberra function on Easter Thursday at the Holy Grail from 5pm.

On Thursday last week at 9.30am we emailed subscribers with a detailed account of a boardroom battle that has broken out at the Australian Shareholders’ Association and we also revealed Tony Barber’s new job, Miranda Devine’s departure from The Daily Telegraph and Rodney Adler’s appalling hypocrisy in attacking John Howard.

On Wednesday last week at midday we emailed subscribers with a detailed account of Rupert Murdoch’s appalling grovelling to the Chinese Communists whilst he invests heavily and profitably in China.

On Tuesday at 11.30am we emailed subscribers with a detailed update covering apparent plagiarism at The Australian, the ridiculous appointment of Tony Daniels as CEO of PacDun, Kerry Packer’s losses in India, the Foxtel sports deal for Parliament House, Paul Batchelor’s outrageous pay packet and a list of celebrity winery owners in Australia.

On Monday at 11am we sent out a sealed section on Ron Walker’s resignation as chairman of the Victorian Major Events Corporation, to be replaced by someone else with just as many conflicts of interest, comedian Steve Vizard.

We’ve written before about Steve Vizard’s massive conflicts before and subscribers can read all about it in the archive which can be found here.

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Recent emails have also covered the following topics:

* Our Chris Murphy defamation settlement, the Darwin to Alice railway white elephant, Packer’s new CEO, George Pell’s spindoctors, Michael Knight’s new job and a list of sporting heavyweights who got into trouble on the booze.

* Stuart Littlemore’s attack on The Oz, the Optus takeover, more victories for the gaming lobby, the fallacy of independent stockbroking analysts and the madness of Nigel Freemarijuana.

* Robb Hulls’s illness, the 3AW register of commercial interests and Richard Li’s fake degree.

* the heavy links between the banks and the Liberal Party, how the Herald Sun fell for the spindoctors line on gambling taxes in Victoria and that the first sackings are already under way at 2UE after the Southern Cross Broadcasting takeover.

* the heavy Liberal politics of Southern Cross Broadcasting which has now bought 2UE and might just sack Alan Jones and John Laws.

* Kerry Packer’s cash payments from property developer Brian Ray, the man who gave former Tourism Minister John Brown a free apartment which the tax office now wants its share of.

* A hilarious encounter between the PM and Crikey’s grandma in a Brisbane nursing home and our plans for the MCC election and a detailed calendar of upcoming AGMs.

And last year we carried the following sealed section which are available in our archive:

  • Nick Whitlam’s dodgy stitch up at NRMA AGM
  • Costello’s mate David Knott goes after Big John Elliott
  • What happened at Boral and One.Tel AGMs
  • How we helped force Steve Vizard’s resignation from Telstra
  • Kerry Stokes and his mysterious love life
  • The infamous Daily Telegraph hit list
  • How the Commonwealth Bank stuffed up its board elections
  • Steve Vizard’s growing bank balance, enemy list and conflicts of interest
  • Kerry Packer shooting at a chopper carrying Paul Keating
  • Bob Hawke’s $80,000 in free suits
  • Shane Warne’s off-field antics
  • The tabloid editor having an affair with his secretary
  • The chairman who passed off his children by his lover as his own grandchildren
  • Felicity Kennett’s song for an injured dog
  • What Col Allan does in his sink
  • The complete Rash Long debacle over Media Flash
  • The restaurant fight between Piers Akerman and John Singleton
  • Kerry Packer and Heidi Fleiss
  • The real story of Looksmart found Evan Thornley
  • Paul Keating’s millions from Colonial
  • Why Rupert Murdoch hates Ron Walker
  • Rupert Hamer’s complaints about the Kennetts
  • 3AW’s connection to a $100 million taxpayer loss
  • The corporate battle behind the Stan and Tracey debacle

Peter Fray

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