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Kidnapped in Iraq – Downer for the defence

Hugo Kelly writes:May 4, 2005

If you were captured by kidnappers in Iraq, would you want Alexander Downer leading your rescue team? It's a moot point in this case, with Downer already springing into action and a Swa

Petey’s pouting

Christian Kerr writes:May 4, 2005

OK, so four weeks of Grumpy Old Men might have been a bad influence – but why-oh-why are our journalists concentrating on the forensics of John Howard’s leadership comments and t

Wheels come off UK poll as Costello seeks traction

Political correspondent Christian Kerr writes:May 4, 2005

British election results will start coming through in 48 hours, and according to The GuardianL

Liberal funds lying idle

Political correspondent Christian Kerr writes:May 4, 2005

Just how good are the Liberals’ financial management skills? It’s a good question to ask six days out from the Budget. To answer it, we went to ASIC's Unclaimed Monies Online Search

Who leaked the Victorian budget and how it rated

By Stephen Mayne, who sat behind David Broadbent in yesterday's Victorian budget lock-upMay 4, 2005

The Victorian budget leak didn't really show up in Nine's ratings on Monday night, but there was a noticeable effect last night when Nine's Melbourne news attracted an average audien

Larry Anthony's failed university campaign

An investment banker in London writes:May 4, 2005

Your story about Larry Anthony last week reminds me of an amusing experience for the then young Larry while he was attending the University of NSW, studying for his Bachelor of Commerce

Landeryou loses It

From Crikey's anonymous Andrew Landeryou watcher:May 4, 2005

The Landeryou saga continues unabated, with SOB's (Son of Bill's) Melbourne Supreme Court appearance tomorrow likely to be a standing-room only affair. Solly Lew process servers have be

Strange political habits

CrikeyMay 3, 2005

Christian Kerr writes: The stress of politics can do strange things to people. Two interesting case studies have come to Crikey’s attention recently. We hear

Khemlani kruises home

Political correspondent Christian Kerr writes:May 3, 2005

We’re not the only people who keep an eye on Michael Johnson, the federal Liberal Member for Ryan. After the Crikey coverage of the Ryan electorate committee AGM preparations, The

Labor dead wood

Political correspondent Christian Kerr writes:May 3, 2005

Yesterday we suggested that if ALP national secretary Tim Gartrell really wants to chop out the dead wood from his party, as he said

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