December 11, 2017 3
Ever heard of a takeover bid where the amount of cash paid to shareholders is contingent on an upcoming regulatory decision? That’s what British gambling giants GVC and Ladbrokes came up with last week as they attempt to create a $10 billion gambling behemoth amidst a regulatory crackdown in the UK. Ladbrokes, one of the […]
June 13, 2017 6
Plus eight other pollies and their various corporate interests.
March 29, 2017 7
The names of NBN Co employees communicating with ALP staffers were seen on emails during AFP raids in Melbourne last year.
December 12, 2016 31
If Labor keeps joining the banks, the global corporations, the industry bodies, it is not just the political party that will end up the loser.
October 24, 2016 5
With Stephen Conroy departing the scene, will Victorian Labor finally be free of the undemocratic embarrassment that is the Stability Pact? Former Bendigo MP Steve Gibbons is not holding his breath.
October 21, 2016 3
The Victorian stability pact has prevented outright war in Labor. Bill Shorten has unbalanced it, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly .
October 14, 2016
Bill Shorten pushed for former HSU official Kimberley Kitching to take on Stephen Conroy's vacant Senate seat, over the strenuous objections of Transport Workers' Union. Labor insider Ben Chiefly has all the goss from the room.
September 30, 2016
He tried to stop your moral decay, but Fake Stephen Conroy has howled from the Senate for the last time.
September 21, 2016 3
Speculation mounts around the two vacancies that will be open from the first of October, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.
September 19, 2016 8
Stephen Conroy's shock departure from Parliament has left the Victorian Labor Party on the hop. Will the "Stability Pact" to placate Left and Right factions remain without the Right's "factional Dalek"? Labor insider Ben Chiefly gets the goss.
September 16, 2016 3
Labor will struggle to fill the NBN knowledge gap left by the departure of veteran Victorian Senator and former minister Stephen Conroy.
September 16, 2016 11
Stephen Conroy's Labor colleagues were shocked this morning by his hastily announced resignation. But what caused Conroy to jump? Labor insider Ben Chiefly gets the goss.
August 26, 2016 8
This week brought an egregious attack on free speech as the AFP entered Parliament House to pursue a whistleblower. Where were the 18C crowd who claim free speech is so important?
August 24, 2016 21
The Australian Federal Police have raided Parliament House as their hunt for NBN Co whistleblowers erupts into the political arena again. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.
August 23, 2016 6
The Conroy-aligned Right faction and Carr-aligned Left faction have daggers drawn in Victorian Labor. And Kim Carr could be the first casualty. Labor insider Ben Chiefly gives a behind-the-curtain look at the machinations of Victorian Labor.
July 7, 2016 1
Bolt's big confession ... were NBN raids illegal ... asylum seeker film explained ...
June 20, 2016 5
The AFP has refused to release documents as to why it raided Stephen Conroy's office during the election campaign.
May 24, 2016 5
Labor says it told the police that documents related to the NBN were covered by parliamentary privilege before the raids began.
May 20, 2016 19
Why did the police suddenly raid a Senator's office?
May 20, 2016 2
Sky News says it wasn't tipped off about the raid about to happen -- it just used good old-fashioned hustle.