Classic Crikey 2004


Ian Frykberg and the great racing bunfight: An expose of the most successful sports rights negotiator in the world, Ian Frykberg: the man in the middle of the 2004 Sky/TAB/tabcorp bunfight over racing sports rights

McCrann delivers biggest ever Crikey spray: An amazing 6000-word spray against Crikey by News Ltd business commentator Terry McCrann.

Greenway to Heaven and a religious wedge: When Hillsong became a Big Deal in Australian politics

Howard’s tax reform con: Christian Kerr exposes how “ordinary Australians” were being screwed by Howard and the tax system.

Exclusive: Graeme Samuel vs Gerry Harvey ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel takes aim at Harvey Norman and its chairman, Gerry Harvey, calling on him and the company to improve its ‘culture of compliance” with the Trade Practices Act.

Exclusive: Inside the election debate haggling: The big debate over the 2004 election campaign TV debate, when the Liberal Party tried to ban the beloved “worm” from Nine’s coverage.

Crikey Says: Something is rotten in Australia: Crikey‘s 2004 Federal Election editorial, calling for voters to oust Howard in favour of Mark Latham.

Kooka Bros farewell The Munster: Crikey’s slimy soft-shoe crimesiders, the Kooka Brothers, farewell Melbourne Mobster Graham ‘The Munster’ Kinniburgh