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Jonathan Swan

Jonathan Swan is a Fairfax Media reporter based in the Canberra bureau, Parliament House.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt backflips on solar roof rebate program

Jonathan Swan, Fergus Hunter Greg Hunt was forced into a humiliating backflip by senior colleagues after the Environment Minister re-announced a half billion-dollar solar power policy without the Prime Minister’s...

Ray Hadley bites back on air over media's 'meddling' in split


Eamonn Duff, Jonathan Swan On his 2GB morning show on Friday, Ray Hadley told listeners he was struggling with having his private life played out in public.

ICAC: Arthur Sinodinos stood to make 'tens of millions' from Australian Water Holdings deal

Arthur Sinodinos

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn and Jonathan Swan Senior Labor and Liberal figures including federal Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos stood to make tens of millions of dollars from a company linked to the family of crooked former powerbroker...

Ray Hadley off air for a week after application for AVO


Nick Ralston, Jonathan Swan 2GB radio host Ray Hadley will be off air for at least a week as he works through marital issues with his wife of 20 years, who sought an apprehended violence order application against the...

AVO puts Ray Hadley's home life in spotlight

2GB Radio announcer and talkback host Ray Hadley pictured live on air. Photo by Peter Rae pmr Tuesday 29 August 2010.  Story by Tim Elliot

Jonathan Swan, Nick Ralston The first sign that something might be amiss with 2GB host Ray Hadley was a tweet from his stand-in, Luke Grant, late on Thursday night saying: ''Got the late call-up to fill in for Ray Hadley...

Badgerys Creek railway mapped out as Tony Abbott promises airport decision


Jacob Saulwick, Jonathan Swan The state government has started to map out plans to extend Sydney's train system to a potential second airport site at Badgerys Creek in anticipation of a decision to approve the site.

Ray Hadley settles harassment claims

2GB broadcaster Ray Hadley leaves the Supreme Court today at Queens Square
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November 18 2013

Jonathan Swan Radio host Ray Hadley has settled for an undisclosed sum to resolve allegations he bullied and harassed a junior colleague at his radio station, 2GB.

The mighty Duck, the man who stands between Ray Hadley

Rob Smith

Jonathan Swan Meet ''The Duck''. He's been variously described as Ray Hadley's ''henchman'', executive assistant, agent/manager and ''bearer of bad news''.

Hadley suspension row: the show's not over until Singo sings

John Singleton

Jonathan Swan SYDNEY'S 2GB radio station is in crisis after a clash between morning show star Ray Hadley and the network's managing director which has embroiled the company's biggest shareholder, John Singleton.

No-fly zone: helipad plan grounded


Jonathan Swan The controversial Sydney Harbour floating heliport has been put on hold following a storm of criticism over the state government's handling of the project.

Death threats made against DJs

Sydney-based 2DayFM radio announcers Michael Christian (L) and Mel Greig

Jonathan Swan SYDNEY police are investigating death threats made against Mel Greig and Michael Christian, the 2Day FM DJs who made the "royal hoax" call that may have contributed to the suicide of a British nurse.

Divers return to sub

Divers make their way to the Japanese midget submarine

Jonathan Swan ON NOVEMBER 12, 2006, a group of recreational divers from the northern beaches solved one of Australia's most vexing wartime mysteries.

Minister shocked at claim patient told to urinate on trolley


Jonathan Swan The NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, has described as "shocking" an allegation that an elderly patient at St Vincent's Hospital was told to urinate in her trolley while waiting to be admitted to...

Rioting youths 'could be the next terrorists'

Protesters gather near the US Consulate General in central Sydney

Barney Zwartz, Jonathan Swan VIOLENT young Muslim men who took part in the Sydney riot two weeks ago could step up to become the next terrorists if they fall under the wrong influences, a senior Australian Federal Police officer...

Energy security under threat - Shorten


Phillip Coorey, Jonathan Swan, Brian Robins NSW will be fully dependent on foreign sources of oil within two years as a result of Caltex's decision yesterday to close the Kurnell refinery, prompting the federal Workplace Relations Minister,...

Father and son's daring rescue saves a life


Jonathan Swan An 80-year-old retired navy seaman and his 55-year-old son rescued a 64-year-old fisherman who fell off a wall into rough seas at Yamba this morning.

Where's Loukman? Fears for car owner after Sydney gun battle


Jonathan Swan A shoot out between two cars, a bullet hole through a driver's window, but no sign of the car's owner for more than a week.

Sydney road rage: fists fly, knives come out after Big Bash lane change

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Jonathan Swan A 22-year-old driving home from a cricket match yesterday finished his night in a Sydney hospital after being stabbed repeatedly in the chest and back following an argument over a lane change, police...

Out-of-control Ferrari hits women standing outside home


Kim Arlington and Jonathan Swan Two women standing outside their house were seriously injured when they were hit by a $700,000 Ferrari being driven by a 25-year-old in Lidcombe last night, police say.

Tragic deaths of young lovers: boyfriend electrocuted by wires after finding girlfriend in fatal crash


Jonathan Swan When Gemma Wicks heard that her childhood friend Bronte Fordham had driven into a power pole, and that Bronte's boyfriend had arrived a half hour later and tripped on fallen wires, electrocuting...