This week’s “exclusives”: 1) Canberra Press Gallery stuffs up; 2) Trials and tribulations of Mr Assange; 3) Whatever happened to Ellen Fanning? 4) The Marise Payne & Stuart Ayers Show; 5)  Frank Lowy: billionaire ex-terrorist; 6) Shock-horror: Irish MP blasphemes; 7) Albanese Quote of the Week Press Gallery in major stuff-up The 1,000-odd accredited members…

My Weekly Notebook and John Gorton series have been suspended temporarily. I regret the need for this and plan to resume them when circumstances allow. Last week I underwent eye surgery to remove a cataract from my left eye. The operation was successful, however the treatment will continue for several weeks. I am currently wearing an…

Political dirty tricks at Melbourne Olympics in 1956 and Sydney 2000 SYDNEY Sun-Herald, 1986-2007 Searching through personal papers I came across volumes of material I had collected over the years on the Olympic Games and the Swiss-based International Olympic Committee (IOC), the disgraced agency that runs the worldwide sports extravaganza every four years. Buried in the…