Tips and rumours

Apr 24, 2014

Tips and rumours

Oops, ASADA sends email to wrong person ... is Kylie Minogue not paying her dancers? ... Rupert experiences virtual reality ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … ASADA in email bungle. It seems the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority can't get anything right. We heard this tip in relation to an incident last week:
"A senior ASADA official emailed Victorian ASADA managers with a confidential database of performance reviews of all chaperones. Unfortunately, they accidentally copied in a contact at Netball Australia. Netball Australia now has a warts-and-all review of all the officials that test its athletes."
Our mole said this appeared to be "a basic breach of confidential information", hinting the information may advantage Netball Australia. We put the tip to ASADA who responded:
"ASADA is aware that an email was sent in error to a state-based sporting organisation last week. The content does not include information that could be used to advantage the sport. Appropriate steps were immediately taken with the sporting organisation to delete the unopened email and ASADA is in the process of notifying the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to ensure we have conducted all appropriate steps."
ASADA is supposed to be rooting out the villains in the "drugs in sport" fiasco, but investigations have been controversial and have not yielded the prosecutions some expected. Dancers should be so lucky. The singing budgie Kylie Minogue is reckoned to be worth $75 million, so she's hardly got tears of financial hardship on her pillow. Why then are there complaints she's underpaying dancers working with her today on a film clip down at Melbourne's Docklands? It should be a time of celebration on a night like this, but no. This tweet emerged from Australian choreographers Yvette Lee & Paul Malek last night:

And according to their Facebook page, there isn't much money in dancing ...

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2 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. DiddyWrote

    When I first saw that picture of Murdoch, the first thing that popped into my mind was;

    “Ready. Aim. Fire!”

  2. klewso

    Rupert’s “virtual reality” – he invented that, it’s called Limited News?

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