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June 29: Natasha’s ever-growing links to Packer and gambling, more Rehame over-servicing, Hillary’s special analysis on Peter Wreath’s resignation.
June 28: Stan Howard’s GIO culpability, David Murray’s $40 million option profit and the Courier Mail’s use of head-kicker Bill Heffernan.
June 27: More and more clients are complaining about over-servicing at the hands of media monitoring company Rehame as Crikey starts a special Rehame file whilst The Australian also starts digging.
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On June 24 we sent a detailed email on all the deal-making going on around the race to be Melbourne’s first directly elected Lord Mayor. Preferences must be submitted by 4pm Monday.
On June 21 we updated out legal battles with Steve Price and also provided some interesting information on Ken and John Cowley, the loyal brothers who served Rupert for years but have certainly not been stand-out performers.
On June 19 we gave subscribers the inside drum on James MacKenzie, the man who has just been appointed chairman of the TAC in Victoria and who already chairs WorkCover. Qantas chairman Margaret Jackson has been running a campaign against MacKenzie through Mark Skully in the AFR.
On June 18 we emailed subscribers with details of why Australia’s best finance journalist, Ivor Ries, has walked out on the Fin Review to become a broking analyst and Bulletin columnist. Can you believe it was to do with his performance review.
On June 15 we emailed subscribers with a complete rundown of the 15 candidates running in the Aston by-election.
On June 13 we emailed subscribers with a special update on the power structures in play in Queensland after a two day visit to Brisbane.
On June 9 we emailed subscribers about Col Allan’s sackings in New York, Wooldridge’s spin doctor going to work for Peter Smedley’s Mayne-Faulding dream and the $90 million Murdoch and Packer owe One.Tel for advertising.
On June 6 we emailed subscribers about One.Tel, Michael Gill’s problems at Fairfax, BHP merger problems and more emails in the unprecedented debate about PR ethics by industry heavyweights.
On June 4 subscribers were sent an email outlining the six new stories on the site and also revealing why Alan Stockdale snubbed The Age and dumped all over Joseph Gutnick in the Saturday Herald Sun. Similarly, we looked at the history of Sunday reporter John Lyons and his tumultuous relationship with Bob Carr, Fairfax and News Ltd.
On June 1 subscribers were sent a detailed email on the proxy battle and controversy that broke out at the AGM of the Melbourne Press Club.
And the updates sent on May 29 covered the following topics:
The $10m Ray Williams gave to the Garvin Institute.
Mr Hypothetical Geoffrey Robertson acting against Joe Gutnick (four days before everyone else had it).
The colorful history of Eddie McGuire’s colorful Collingwood running mate and FAI executive Brad Cooper.
The list of journalists who do media training and double dip with two outlets.
The exclusive update from the adjourned Shareholders’ Association AGM.
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Previous emails included details of Hugo Kelly’s sneaky on air fight with Neil Mitchell and the last ever British America Tobacco Australasia AGM chaired by NSW Premier Nick Greiner. We’ve also updated on the first ever ABC shareholders meeting in front of 11,000 at the Opera House on Sunday.
Recent emails have also covered the following topics:
- 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.
- 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