Crikey editor Misha Ketchell writes:

Just a quick correction to our AWB story on Friday in which Stephen Mayne (incorrectly) wrote:

We then have the question of containing the political damage. Who has AWB Ltd
hired as lobbyists and crisis managers to get it through this mess? None other
than Jackson Wells Morris, the firm which boasts the PM’s former chief of staff
and best mate Grahame Morris as a director.

As Morris was quick to clarify over the weekend. “I now work with PricewaterhouseCoopers (not
Jackson Wells Morris)… Hence, the declaration of interest on Sky’s
Agenda program when questions were asked about AWB related to PwC’s

And Keith Jackson, executive chairman at Jackson Wells Morris was also
quick to pick up on the error: “Grahame Morris hasn’t been working at
JWM since August last year. The AWB is not a JWM client. Grahame now
works for PwC.”

Apologies to both men.

Peter Fray

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