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Crikey Worm: Coalition anger over dropped union blackmail charges

Crikey Worm: Coalition anger over dropped union blackmail charges

Good morning, early birds. Prosecutors have dropped blackmail charges against CFMEU figures, and the Coalition isn't happy. Plus, Steve Ciobo tries to repair Australia-China diplomatic relations. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Bill Shorten and the News Corp method of blackmail

Bill Shorten and the News Corp method of blackmail

The threat to Bill Shorten from unproven rape allegations may lie as much in them not being used against him as in any media smear campaigns.

The blackmail boom

The blackmail boom

It wasn't just David Letterman being held to ransom in 2009: extortion threats have also been on the rise for non-famous folk in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis.