O’Farrell dealing on pokies? The word on the street is that Barry O’Farrell has done a deal to gain the support of the Australian Hotels Association. In return, NSW pubs will be able to have more pokies under a state Liberal government.

Angry about Labor. Angry Anderson’s appearance at the anti-carbon tax rally in Canberra makes more sense when you consider his previous support for Liberal Party candidates …

I like walks in the wilderness … I attended a trans-Tasman Business Circle corporate lunch with Graham Kraehe in 2009 and his No.1 publicly stated personal interests were wilderness walks and environmental protection. Surely a man conflicted running an archaic business?

Concern for Craig Smart, too. You raised concern yesterday for Melbourne newsreader Mal Walden in Ten’s news reshuffle. But what about Perth’s Craig Smart, who gave up a perfectly good job at the ABC to read the 6.30pm bulletin? Will he be thrown on the scrap heap as well? We hope not.

Peter Fray

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