Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

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

Tide goes out for Obeid family on Elizabeth Bay Marina

Kate McClymont The Obeid family looks set to lose control of another prime waterfront business after the lessees of the Elizabeth Bay Marina were served with an eviction notice.

ICAC: Arthur Sinodinos and the lunch that destroyed careers

Arthur Sinodinos.

Kate McClymont The lunch at the upmarket Sydney eatery Rockpool in early December 2010 was as expensive as it was exclusive.

Spotlight on Obeids' role as Elizabeth Bay Marina goes to tender

Kate McClymont The exact nature of the Obeid family's interest in the Elizabeth Bay Marina is set to rear its head. The government-owned property will be going to public tender for the first time in 30 years.

ICAC to access emails of mystery media figure

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Kate McClymont A mystery media figure and the organisation which employs him have lost a legal battle trying to stop the Independent Commission Against Corruption from gaining access to his work emails and diary.

Burwood Council's former general manager Pat Romano weeps during sentencing

''The decisions I made were wrong'': Pat Romano at the ICAC investigation in 2010.

Kate McClymont The former general manager of Burwood Council, Pat Romano, who used $44,000 in council funds to spy on his wife and then lied about it at a corruption hearing, sobbed in the witness box during his...

Jodi McKay refuses a parachute

Former MP Jodi Mckay is fighting against pressure from head office to run as Labor's candidate for the seat of Strathfield.

Kate McClymont Jodi McKay is being pressured to run as Labor's candidate for the seat of Strathfield in the state election next March but the former member for Newcastle refuses to be parachuted in by head office.

ICAC: Craig Baumann becomes 10th NSW Liberal MP to join crossbench after accusations of taking secret donations

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont A sensational corruption inquiry has concluded by claiming a tenth NSW Liberal scalp, with Port Stephens MP Craig Baumann dispatched to the cross bench amid allegations he took secret developer...

Lawyers at 20 paces for Eddie Obeid's clan as tax office and ACCC take aim

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Kate McClymont and Michaela Whitbourn Lawyers for the Obeid clan were kept busy in the Federal Court on Thursday with several of the family of the corrupt former Labor politician Eddie Obeid fighting the Australian Taxation Office and...

The ICAC 'travel phone': developer can't recall

Queanbeyan developer Leigh Brinkmeyer.

Kate McClymont The lunch break couldn’t come a moment too soon for Queanbeyan developer Lee-Jay Brinkmeyer.

Barry O'Farrell tells ICAC: 'I don't know who the big man is'

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont, Sean Nicholls Former Premier Barry O'Farrell has taken a swipe at embattled coal mogul Nathan Tinkler as he told a corruption inquiry he was not the mysterious "big man" behind a $120,000 payment.

ICAC lifts suppression order on Peta Credlin and Paul Nicolaou emails

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Kate McClymont Previously suppressed emails at a corruption inquiry raise serious concerns about a major donor to the Liberal Party being rewarded with extraordinary access to senior party figures.

Jodi McKay calls for Eric Roozendaal to be expelled from the Labor Party

Kate McClymont ''I don't want to belong to a party that has Roozendaal in it,'' Jodi McKay said.

Senator Arthur Sinodinos present during talks over prohibited donations: ICAC

In attendance: Arthur Sinodinos.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Senior Liberal Party figures including Senator Arthur Sinodinos were present during discussions about a front organisation being used to receive illegal political donations and send the money back to...

Media fights suppression order over mystery emails at ICAC

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Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Media organisations have joined forces at a corruption inquiry to fight a suppression order over a controversial chain of emails involving a "very well known person" and a Liberal identity.

Ex-police minister Mike Gallacher accused of lying to ICAC

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont "I know in my heart I am not corrupt," former police minister Mike Gallacher declared after he finished giving evidence at a corruption inquiry.

Surprise witness says suspended Liberal MP Garry Edwards planned to lie to ICAC

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Swansea MP Garry Edwards leaves ICAC after giving evidence on September 3, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ben Rushton/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Garry Edwards must have known something horrible was afoot when his evidence at a corruption inquiry was interrupted by a mystery witness.

Chris Hartcher tells ICAC he was 'not aware' his office passed on illegal donations from Nathan Tinkler's company

Chris Hartcher leaves the Independent Commission Against Corruption after giving evidence.

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont There was a rare outbreak of political bipartisanship at a corruption inquiry as senior state Labor and Liberal figures were forced to deny improper dealings with a company linked to embattled coal...

'I didn't see a problem with it': Former treasurer Eric Roozendaal tells ICAC he did nothing to stop Joe Tripodi passing information to Nathan Tinkler company

Former NSW treasurer Eric Roozendaal arrives at the ICAC hearing on Tuesday.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Former NSW treasurer Eric Roozendaal has admitted to a corruption inquiry that he knew his Labor colleague Joe Tripodi was feeding confidential information from his office to a company linked to...

'The ultimate act of betrayal': former premier Kristina Keneally delivers broadside against Joe Tripodi at ICAC

Former NSW premier Kristina Keneally talks to the media as she leaves the Independent Commission Against Corruption on Monday.

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont "It is the ultimate act of betrayal," former premier Kristina Keneally told a corruption inquiry.

Nathan Tinkler's Wall St move harmed by ICAC allegations, says lawyer

Nathan Tinkler arrives at ICAC on Friday.

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont The lawyer for Nathan Tinkler has claimed corruption allegations involving the embattled coal mogul and state Liberal MPs have jeopardised his Wall Street dash to raise half a billion dollars and...