Alan Jones is no longer just Gloria, but Gloriana, the reigning queen of radio, and the Crikey Bird Watching Team is keeping an ear on Australia’s most powerful shock jock – and, more interestingly, an eye on his recent meetings with NSW Premier Bob Carr.

Who governs New South Wales? Well, the Independent Commission Against
Corruption hearings into the Oasis project provided some interesting clues
last Thursday.

In the dock was one Gary McIntyre, a former director of the Bulldogs Rugby
League Club, who told ICAC about a meeting about the project between
himself, Premier Bob Carr, our feathered friend and two other men, that took
place on August 7, 2000.

“We were hearing that maybe the Oasis project was going to be stopped and we
wanted the opportunity to speak to the Premier personally and explain to him
the enormous benefits of the project,” Mr McIntyre told the

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