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Mayne: Bob Carr v <em>Four Corners</em> on China’s influence in Canberra

Mayne: Bob Carr v Four Corners on China’s influence in Canberra

Plus eight other pollies and their various corporate interests.

McKew book: how internal polling brought Rudd undone

McKew book: how internal polling brought Rudd undone

Maxine McKew's new book reveals more about the role Labor's own internal research was used to undermine Kevin Rudd.

Packer packs a punch with fawning media

Packer packs a punch with fawning media

Once upon a time, a journo trying to squeeze a word out of James Packer's mouth would have hit a brick wall. Now the man is everywhere, as the media responds with adulation to his latest plans.

James Packer’s circle of high-rollers will win him a casino

James Packer’s circle of high-rollers will win him a casino

If you want to see a pretty pack of pollies, you need look no further than James Packer's new political mates: Karl Bitar and Mark Arbib, writes Paul Barry.

Paul Barry: Packer’s circle of high-rollers will win him a casino

Paul Barry: Packer’s circle of high-rollers will win him a casino

If you want to see a pretty pack of pollies, you need look no further than James Packer's new political mates. From NSW Labor heavyweights Karl Bitar and Mark Arbib to NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell.

Faceless man to football’s face? Arbib touted as league boss

Faceless man to football’s face? Arbib touted as league boss

The race is on to replace David Gallop as head of the Australian Rugby League Commission, with former federal sports minister Mark Arbib touted as one of the front runners to be rugby league's new boss.

A $465k advertising Echo in Packer’s bid for control

A $465k advertising Echo in Packer’s bid for control

Casino mogul James Packer has forked out almost half-a-million dollars on newspaper advertising in less than a week as part of his audacious bid to have Jeff Kennett installed as a director of Echo Entertainment.

Mayne: Arbib the latest in a long line of plum post-ministerial posts

Mayne: Arbib the latest in a long line of plum post-ministerial posts

Julia Gillard’s former sports minister Mark Arbib didn’t waste any time cashing in on his insights. But then, conservative politicians are just as guilty of grabbing plum post-ministerial jobs.

Mayne: Arbib blazes the trail, now it’s Swan’s turn

Mayne: Arbib blazes the trail, now it’s Swan’s turn

The best thing Wayne Swan could do is negotiate a suicide pact with Mark Arbib, his old Nambour High schoolmate.

Labor spill raises the spectre of leadership primaries

Labor spill raises the spectre of leadership primaries

As the Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd leadership spill grew, Australian politics came for a while to resemble a US-style presidential primary, writes Alexandra Lamb, a research assistant for The Age in the press gallery in Canberra