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Some favourite Crikey stories since 2005

June 19, 2021

Here are a few favourite hits from the Crikey archive since the business was sold in 2005.


Exclusive: Rupert's $50m Bermudan tax lurk
March 11, 2005

How Vizard let a young lefty storm the MCC citadel
July 18, 2005

Keating sets the record straight on piggery investment
November 9, 2005


Deadline report after dramatic Rio Tinto AGM where constitutional change rolled
May 4, 2006

John Sharp: from rorting Minister to multi millionaire
July 4, 2006


Rupert says sorry for drunken Glenn Milne assault
November 14, 2007

Macquarie Radio directors parrot polite nothings
November 16, 2007


Captain Kirk and Big Red in denial at Fairfax AGM
November 14, 2008


Greg Baxter dodges the Hardie blame game
August 1, 2009

The Murdoch man on the Fairfax board: a screaming conflict
August 10, 2009


Revealed: the $58m share portfolio that can topple Brumby
February 18, 2010

Campaign finance reform needs immediate balance sheet disclosure
August 26, 2010


Blow-ups aplenty at home with the Bolts
October 10, 2011

David Crawford and Don Argus rail against basic accountability
October 12, 2011


How a rainbow Coalition saved Labor in Melbourne
July 27, 2012

The real story behind the Cochlear pay revolt
October 17, 2012


How Citi and a cabal of billionaire shafted Network Ten's retail shareholders
January 7, 2013

Ugly billionaires dance on the grave of independent journalism
July 24, 2013


Conflicts of interest and the financial services inquiry
February 10, 2014

A full history lesson on Packer, Crown and Victorian Labor
November 4, 2014


How City of Melbourne subsidised Dame Elisabeth's funeral
March 16, 2015

Rupert says goodnight to his Saudi Prince
Friday, February 6, 2015

Herald Sun hypocrisy over Murdoch council rent seeking
Monday, March 16, 2015

Gerry Harvey windfall at expense of his small shareholders
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Why does Takeovers Panel suppress free speech?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Transurban cashes in suckering governments to buy now pay later
Monday, May 4, 2015

Stokes forgives Kennett's anti-media past and indifferent public company record
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Macquarie stacks the deck against outside board challenger
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Big Four pay $20b pa in dividends, then ask for most of it back
Friday, August 7, 2015

How Abbott made it hard for outside candidates at Medibank
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Inside amazing turnaround of Swisse Wellness
Monday, September 21, 2015

News Corp loses its shirt on Bolt's heavily subsidised career
Friday, September 25, 2015

Murdoch family pay cracks $1 billion
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Regime change finally achieved at Cabcharge
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Appalling governance at Village Roadshow
Friday, November 20, 2015

Bickering with Solomon Lew at Premier AGM
Monday, November 30, 2015

East West fiasco (plus rail) a pox on both their houses
Thursday, December 10, 2015


How media helped with Leighton insider trading prosecution
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Why the ABC is to blame for our lax campaign finance laws
Thursday, February 4, 2016

News Corp's crazy campaign against ICAC
Friday, February 5, 2016

How senate voting stacks the deck against independent candidates
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Murdoch culture opposes corruption fighting and investigative journalism
Monday, April 4, 2016

How News Corp extracted 230k from City of Melbourne
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Major parties have pocketed $275m over 7 elections
Thursday, July 28

What to do with the 20 remaining all male ASX200 boards
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Challenging Rupert Murdoch on his failure to allow free speech
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Who's afraid of Gerry Harvey?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Record pay protest vote at Fox AGM
Friday, November 18, 2016

ASA scores windfall from Hochtief insider trading conviction
Friday, December 9, 2016


Vic Labor's favourable deal for James Packer at Crown Melbourne
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Piss poor public sector pay disclosure
Monday, February 13, 2017

Joe Aston and Amber Harrison
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Harvey Norman under the pump
Monday, April 3, 2017

Is the Sydney Swans president up to the job?
Monday, April 10, 2017

How the Murdoch men squeezed more than $1b out of shareholders
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The 10 worst CEO farewell payouts
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bob Carr vs Four Corners on Chinese donors
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Murdoch and Gordon's brutal secret play for Ten
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Conflicts of interest abound at Ten
Thursday, June 15, 2017

ALP is the true party of gambling
Friday, June 16, 2017

Will the Brits reject Rupert's rent-seeking?
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Can Rupert really be fit and proper?
Friday, June 30, 2017

Cormack Foundation funding challenge for Victorian Liberals
Friday, July 14, 2017

The Turnbull connection in Amber Harrison case
Monday, July 17, 2017

Vale Paul Bendat
Monday, August 21, 2017

Lachlan humiliated by CBS purchase
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tassal stinks in Tasmania
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

When a reformed pokies addict confronted James Packer
November 2, 2017

Saudi Prince dumps entire Fox stake
November 8, 2017

Fox AGM show democracy Murdoch style
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Major parties ram through $70b in pokies losses
December 1, 2017


Gambling donations approach $2m in 2015-16
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Is Doyle trying to prevent the release of the Freckelton report
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Why Jeff Kennett should retire from all public positions
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Canadian gambling group Stars ploughs into Australia
March 7, 2018

Doyle is finished but what about the powerful men who supported him?
Wednesday, 14 March, 2018

Could AMP have made any more mistakes?
May 11, 2018

Why Grant King should be reinstated to the BHP board
Wednesday, June 16, 2018

Liberals turn to Roger Corbett to manage Tony Abbott exit
September 12, 2018

Will Glenn Druery conjure up another right wing minor party sweep in Victoria?
November 8, 2018


Brett Clegg parts company with Sue Cato after Afterpay options revelations
Crikey, December 19, 2019

Inside the $12.5m Ricky Ponting gambling pay day
Crikey, December 4, 2019

You've lost it Gerry, it's time to go
Crikey, November 28, 2019

Rupert claims there are no climate change deniers at News Corp
Crikey, November 21, 2019

Brett Clegg and the secret $770,000 Afterpay options profit
Crikey, November 20, 2019

Credlin and Co cock up Harvey Norman counter attack
Crikey, November 18, 2019

News Corp up to its arm pits in gambling and racing
Crikey, Friday, Nov 8, 2019

Tabcorp gets ready to give politicians the champagne treatment

Crikey, Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Board to death: long serving directors who never leave
Crikey, Wednesday, September 25

Hypocritical Murdochs bag political pay rise in Victoria
Crikey, Friday, September 20

We need to talk about Peter (Costello)
Crikey, Wednesday, September 4

If commercial TV has any credibility Calombaris must go
Crikey, Monday, July 22, 2019

RSL Victoria shows how not to run an AGM
Crikey, Monday, July 8, 2019

Why we need a gambling Royal Commission
Crikey, Friday, February 8, 2019


Boycott Disney if you want to hurt the Murdochs
Crikey, December 17, 2020

Inside the belated 2020 RSL Victoria online AGM
Crikey, December 1, 2020

Playing 20 questions with Gerry Harvey at his first online AGM
Crikey, November 26, 2020

How Rupert gags debate at his own News Corp AGM
Crikey, November 19, 2020

Should Hugh Marks have resigned as Nine CEO?
Crikey, November 16, 2020

Seven calls in Harold Mitchell as "independent" cricket rights valuer
Crikey, October 12, 2020

How bad is Victoria's financial position?
Crikey, September 10, 2020

Will a 761k donation to Vic Labor help re-open the pokies?
Crikey, Sept 4, 2020

Why ASIC should appeal the Harold Mitchell case
Crikey, August 26, 2020

Is it time Australia had a new Aged Care minister?
Crikey, August 17, 2020

Managing the optics of $100 billion JobKeeper boondoggle
Crikey, August 12, 2020

Why isn't Seven disclosing Kerry Stokes' nursing home investments?
Crikey, July 30, 2020

Woolies goes down in NSW for dodgy pokies practices
Crikey, July 13, 2020

Inside the battle for control of RSL Victoria
Crikey, June 23, 2020

Time for the Murdochs to tell Sportsbet to grow up
Crikey, June 19, 2020

Time for Rio Tinto to move its HQ to Australia
Crikey, June 17, 2020

Pokies, War Widows and the battle for control of the Victorian RSL
Crikey, May 22, 2020

Parrot Droppings redux: Crikey's role in the rise and fall of Alan Jones
Crikey, May 13, 2020

Murdochs missing in action on pokies shutdown debate
Crikey, May 6, 2020

Auckland Council shafted in jumbo $NZ1b Auckland Airport placement
Crikey, April 15, 2020

Murdochs valued at $24 billion - so why waste money backing Pell?
Crikey, April 9, 2020

Time for Coles and Woolworths to boycott News Corp
Crikey, March 13, 20120

Nine board didn't approve of killing AAP - they should have
Crikey, March 10, 2010

Shareholders asked to kill off AAP within days
Crikey, March 9, 2020

Democracy dies in darkness - ACCC must act on AAP killing
Crikey, March 7, 2020

Aristocrat admits $7b in losses go through OZ pokies each year
Crikey, February 21, 2020

Mathias Cormann refuses to correct donation claim blunder
Crikey, February 7, 2020

Grubby political donations laws enable corruption
Crikey, January 31, 2020

How John Alexander fleeced more than $100m from the Packers
Crikey, January 29, 2020

Is Joe Hockey's new private sector job in Washington appropriate?
Crikey, January 20, 2020

Can James Murdoch end News Corp climate denialism from within?
Crikey, January 15, 2020


Should Ben Wyatt have joined the Rio board?
Crikey, June 11, 2021

Why Jeffrey Browne should be resisted by Collingwood members
Crikey, June 4, 2021

Time for a Royal Commission into the AFL
Crikey, June 2, 2021 - plus see Collingwood constitution

Woolworths still hiding their pokies light under a bushell
Crikey, May 18, 2021

Big four banks backflip on their bad debts
Crikey, May 12, 2021

Rio Tinto censors debate at AGM
Crikey, May 7, 2021

Frydenberg's war against proxy advisers
Crikey, May 4, 2021

Afterpay delivers an unprecedented $426m bonus to its US staff
Crikey, April 23, 2021

We need to talk about Kerry Stokes on Ben Roberts-Smith
Crikey, April 13, 2021

Will BoQ capital raising lead to a class action?
Crikey, March 25, 2021

Ownership Matters bells the cat on JobKeeper rorts
Crikey, March 18, 2021

Bank of Queensland rips off small shareholders
Crikey, March 17, 2021

Rupert Murdoch 90th birthday piece
Crikey, March 11, 2021

Who's going to call out JobKeeper when everyone is in on the giggle?
Crikey, February 25, 2021

How much is too much for the iron ore barons?
Crikey, January 28, 2021

James Murdoch launches again and a full history of Fox News profits
Crikey, January 18, 2021

Democrats should summons Rupert and Lachlan for a Washington grilling
Crikey, January 12, 2021

Ben Roberts-Smith, Kerry Stokes and defamation
Crikey, January 6, 20121