In accordance with a deed of settlement presented to Justice Bongiorno of the Victorian Supreme Court on March 12, this apology to 2UE Breakfast presenter Stephen William Price will be published on this website until 10.30pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2002.

Stephen Mayne and Crikey Media Pty Ltd accept that the allegations made by Hoser were quite wrong.

Stephen Mayne and Crikey Media Pty Ltd accept that an inquiry conducted by the Australian Broadcasting Authority, Mr Price was completely cleared of any wrongdoing and further accept that Mr Price is a broadcaster with an impeccable professional reputation.

Stephen Mayne and Crikey Media Pty Ltd unreservedly and sincerely apologise to Mr Price for the hurt and distress caused to him by this publication. Further, they unreservedly and sincerely apologise to Mr Price for the campaign of public vilification which they have conducted against him over the past 15 months. They deeply regret that campaign.

Signed, Stephen Mayne