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Sydney Morning Herald

Thursday 15 July 1999

Article Simon Orme: The Scoop Sydney


Laws deal with banks under fire

The NSW Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) may refer John Law's deal to promote banks to police for investigation. The investigation relates to a section of the Crimes Act that punishes with 10 years gaol any person who "with intent to cause gain for himself", makes "any unwarranted threat to publish or abstain from publishing".

On the buses: a late U-turn in PNG

A report on a night of political intrigue in PNG, resulting in a last minute deal enabling the Opposition to form a new Government.

Bands told: the Driza-bones are on us.

A report on the Sydney Olympics continuing efforts to mend fences after spurning US marching bands for the Olympics opening ceremony.


After the hail

Strong winds [by Sydney not Wellington standards] and rain have kept emergency services busy repairing tarpaulins on remaining hail damaged roofs. There has been flooding further north resulting in evacuations.

The Editorial

Lambasts radio talk back host John Laws under the heading "a Laws unto himself". Laws defence he is an entertainer, not a journalist, cuts no ice with Granny Herald.

French Stick

A report Shakespeare's play, Henri Cinque, where the English Henry V, kicked French butt at the Battle of Argincourt, seems not to have been appreciated by the French in a new French language production.

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