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VCA links to porno site

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

After Cronje-gate you might expect cricket to try and put some distance between the sport and gambling but it seems the two have been entwined for centuries.

The best editor in Australia is no slack piss-pot

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

If you're interested in more childish gouging and hair pulling between Crikey and the leadership team at the Herald Sun then read on. We really should all just grow up and stop this finger waggling but who will make the first peace offering.

How John Howard is better than Tricky Dickie

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

Wendy Wedge is a big fan of Don Watson's book on Paul Keating and uses it to explore some parallels between John Howard and Richard Nixon.

Which businesses get hand-outs from government

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

Crikey subscribers have recently received several missives on the issue of corporate welfare and this is an issue we are keen to explore so read on and send in your feedback.

Buyback motivation not always so pure

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

Share buybacks? Harbingers of doom, or a win-win? Or an opportunity for the ACCC? Bud Buyback reports on this growing trend.

Crikey's goodwill gesture ahead of settlement talks

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

Crikey is having a defamation settlement conference in Adelaide on Friday, June 7, with Senator Nick Bolkus. As a gesture of goodwill ahead of this meeting, we once again publish the apology that was read by more people than saw the original item last year.

Staffer puts the heat on Monica Gould

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

Victorian Minister for Mistakes, Monica Gould, has recently been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons (again) after her staffer, David Henderson, reportedly encouraged university students to take ecstasy while he was running for student council. But there's more to the story, as our Labor Insider tells.

Eddie McGuire highlights the conflict with poll censorship

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

Crikey's favourite topic is back in the headlines after Eddie McGuire abused his power to have a poll criticising his calling pulled from AFL.com. Such is the commotion over this issue that our resident Eddie watcher Patrick Fitzgerald has leapt into action and provided a follow-up to his initial piece published on Wednesday.

Did John Grey Gorton really pen some of Tom's words?

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

Hillary Bray has speculated that some of these words delivered by Tom Hughes QC at John Grey Gorton's funeral were actually penned by the former PM himself. We can't be sure but the words themselves are worth a read in full.

The voice from beyond the grave

CrikeyMay 26, 2002

Lots of juicy bite size chunks in this week's Hillary spanning a dozen different issues as divere as Sir Joh's funeral to Dodgy Doug Shave and the ALSF.