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SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


How banks Bought a friend

A report on further revelations that top rating talk back radio host, John Laws, was paid over Aus $1m by a syndicate of banks to abandon an on-air campaign criticising Australian banks. The Australian Broadcasting Authority is to undertake a formal investigation. It also appears laws has a number of other influential customers, known as the "blue chip portfolio", including Arnotts, Qantas, Rosemount Estates, Toyota , Optus and others. [This would be like Holmes being bought off by the NZ Banks.]

SOS for Ailing Hospitals

A report the Minister of Health admits the State's hospitals are "under stress". This follows revelations by doctors that key hospitals are in crisis.

Polar Woman's Courage

A report on the American Antarctic woman doctor's health and the fact she will have to administer her own medicine, including chemotherapy, if necessary.


Inside

Commentary that PM Howard's last day in Washington was a "bad hair day". Howard was reported to be grumpy and ill mannered.

The Editorial

Comments that UNESCO's decision not to put Kakadu National Park on its in danger list is a victory for Federal Environment Minister, Senator Hill. UNESCO has, however, expressed "serious concerns" about the impact of the planned Jabiluka uranium mine.

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