Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

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

Property tycoon Ron Medich to face murder trial next year

Kate McClymont After two years of legal wrangling, the details of which remain suppressed, a trial date has been set for property tycoon Ron Medich.

Fairfield councillor and ALP staffer George Barcha cops six months suspension for branch-stacking

George Barcha has been suspended from the ALP for six months.

Kate McClymont George Barcha, a Fairfield Labor councillor and staffer to state MP Hugh McDermott, has been suspended from the party for six months for "serious misconduct".

Blackmailer accused of being source against Obeids in ICAC inquiry

Moses Obeid arrives at Supreme Court

Kate McClymont The family of controversial former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid has alleged that a cocaine-addicted blackmailer was the confidential  informant who sparked a corruption inquiry into the...

Fairfield councillor George Barcha fighting expulsion from ALP

George Barcha at his home at St Johns Park.

Kate McClymont Allegations of forged signatures, accusations of branch-stacking and intimidation – welcome to the Smithfield branch of the Labor party.


Promoter Andrew McManus has had his passport returned to go to NZ with KISS

Music promoter Andrew McManus, second left, and partner Kayla Evison, third left, leave Downing Centre court.

Kate McClymont Although the police argued he was a flight risk, concert promoter Andrew McManus has had his bail conditions varied to allow him to accompany the American band KISS when it tours New Zealand next...

Discredited gumshoe Frank Monte and his fiance, a madam, crowd-sourcing for reality show

Sharon Sargeant and Frank Monte.

Kate McClymont  Time is running out for disreputable gumshoe Frank Monte. The private eye has turned to crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter to spruik for funds for his reality TV show.

Local Government Minister Paul Toole backs down on plan to suspend Hurstville Council after GM reinstated

Photograph shows new Local Government Nationals member Paul Toole in his office and under the tree of Knowledge. Photograph by Dean Sewell. S.M.H. News. taken Tuesday 24th June 2014


Kate McClymont Local Government Minister Paul Toole has withdrawn his threat to suspend Hurstville Council after it moved to reinstate the general manager.

Hurstville Council suspended, gives Local Government Minister Paul Toole extraordinary ultimatum

Councillor Con Hindi

Kate McClymont Hostilities between Hurstville Council and Local Government Minister Paul Toole have escalated dramatically with the council giving the minister until 5pm Wednesday to withdraw his notice to suspend...

Obeid wives settle multimillion-dollar tax dispute

Family matriarch Judith Obeid: the wife of Eddie Obeid.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn On the eve of a court hearing to force the Obeid family to pay crippling tax bills, the controversial clan has capitulated and agreed to pay millions to the Tax Office to resolve the dispute.


Hurstville council placed into administration

Mayor of Hurstville Con Hindi.

Kate McClymont Hurstville Council will be placed into administration after Local Government Minister Paul Toole announced he has lost confidence in the council's ability to conduct itself properly.

Former union boss Michael Williamson loses his appeal to have jail sentence reduced

Michael Williamson.

Kate McClymont Convicted fraudster Michael Williamson has lost his appeal to have his jail sentence reduced.

Obeids settle $2.5 million case over Elizabeth Bay Marina

Moses Obeid.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn A $2.5 million court battle between the Obeid family and the state government over the Elizabeth Bay Marina has been quietly settled out of court.

Alleged plot to wash dirty money at The Star

Nick Ralston and Kate McClymont The alleged plan was to take the black suitcase stuffed with $702,000 cash, the proceeds from a cocaine deal, to Sydney's The Star casino so it could be washed.

Criminal network used The Star, Las Vegas casinos to launder millions: police

Concert promoter Andrew McManus being detained by police at Melbourne Airport on Thursday night.

Nick Ralston, Kate McClymont A criminal network involving a high-profile music promoter, a known crime figure and a Kings Cross solicitor was using  Sydney's The Star and casinos in Las Vegas to launder...

NSW Police, FBI, swoop on alleged money laundering syndicate

Concert promoter Andrew McManus being detained by police at Melbourne Airport on Thursday night.

Kate McClymont, Nick Ralston An international investigation into the importation of 300 kilograms of cocaine, money laundering and a suitcase of $700,000 in a Sydney hotel culminated in dramatic arrests in Australia and the US...

Failed financial guru Anthony Ghalloub raided by police

Anthony Ghalloub.

Kate McClymont and Stuart Goodman Police have raided a series of houses connected to failed financial guru Anthony Ghalloub.

Sydney property developers Nati Stoliar and James Jariv jailed in US

Nati Stoliar celebrated his birthday in greatly reduced circumstances.

Kate McClymont Although Sydney property developer Nati Stoliar once resided in the most palatial homes in the nation, on August 19 he celebrated his birthday in greatly reduced circumstances – a jail cell in...

Anthony Ghalloub and the mystery of the body in the bathroom at West Ryde


Kate McClymont, Stuart Goodman The bizarre circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body in the bathroom in the home of a failed financial guru has raised allegations of money laundering, tax avoidance and missing millions...

I'm not a bad guy, just a teddy bear: Byrnes

Kate McClymont This story was first published on September 27, 2006

Mining boss Craig Ransley loses $2 million bid for ICAC legal fees

Former Doyles Creek Mining director Craig Ransley has lost a bid to be indemnified for up to $2 million in legal costs.

Kate McClymont One of the Newcastle mining entrepreneurs adversely named in a corruption inquiry has lost his bid to be indemnified for up to $2 million in legal costs.