Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont is a Senior Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.


Inquiry found King 'not of good repute'

Kate McClymont As the bribery scandal engulfing construction firm Leighton Holdings continues, it can be revealed that a public inquiry previously found former executive Wal King was not of good repute, ''having...

Politician had links to jailed businessman

 James Peng on his way to jail.

Linton Besser, Kate McClymont, James Robertson When Chinese Australian businessman James Peng was spectacularly kidnapped by the Chinese government in 1993 in Macau, Henry Tsang, Sydney's then deputy lord mayor, pleaded for his release.

Obeid empire under scrutiny

Eddie Obeid.

Kate McClymont The former NSW MP is facing some tough questions.

Kinghorn grilled over Coal

John Kinghorn

Kate McClymont Belligerent businessman John Kinghorn waved dismissively at his interrogator.

'I don't recall' line of the day at NSW corruption hearing

John Atkinson

Kate McClymont John Charles Atkinson, told a corruption inquiry 'I don't recall' 31 times, before lunch.

ICAC hears of amazing windfall in coal

Brian Flannery

Kate McClymont After only eight weeks, Brian Flannery's $640,000 investment skyrocketed to $50 million.

Magnate 'tried to mislead ASX on Obeid'

Travers Duncan.

Kate McClymont Travers Duncan was accused of dishonesty to mislead the ASX, a corruption inquiry has heard.

Pressure builds for ICAC to suspend coal licences

Sean Nicholls, Kate McClymont THE state opposition has joined the Greens in calling for the suspension of coal licences issued by the former Labor minister Ian Macdonald that are being investigated by the Independent Commission...

The $100m global scam

Kate McClymont IN ONE of the largest frauds perpetrated on Australians, business figures including a former state treasurer and a former bank executive are among the victims of what now appears to be a $100 million...

Investors cry foul over $30m lost in loans scheme

Ahsan Ali Syed

Kate McClymont PROMINENT Australian property developers, hoteliers, pastoralists and other business figures have fallen victim to an international investment scheme handing over more than $30million in fees for...

Sex treatment entrepreneur faces corporate ban

Jacov Vaisman

Kate McClymont THE controversial sexual impotence entrepreneur Jacov Vaisman is facing a ban from corporate life for ''unconscionable conduct'', which includes telling vulnerable patients their penis would shrink...

Pedlars of better sex won the jackpot for a cheap idea

AMI billboard.

Kate McClymont and Michael West How the men behind Advanced Medical Institute developed a multimillion-dollar sharemarket float using a $150 certificate and shell companies.

Super swindle linked to sex clinic


Kate McClymont and Michael West THE alleged mastermind behind Australia's largest superannuation swindle, in which $118 million vanished into a Caribbean tax haven, was also a silent partner in the failed erectile dysfunction...

Ousted tax adviser to spill beans on Hogan

Paul Hogan

Kate McClymont A FORMER key financial adviser to the entertainers Paul Hogan and John Cornell is planning to give adverse evidence about the pair's tax arrangements, the Federal Court heard yesterday.

Singleton, Carnegie snap up Bellevue Hotel


Kate McClymont THE advertising veteran John Singleton and investment banker Mark Carnegie are set to add to their pub empire with the purchase of Paddington landmark The Bellevue Hotel.