Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

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

Abbott ally called as witness in new corruption inquiry

Tony Abbott andJohn Caputo.

Sean Nicholls, Kate McClymont A Liberal Party official linked to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Premier Mike Baird will give evidence at the Independent Commission Against Corruption's inquiry into alleged illegal donations...

Job offer after wine gift

Nick Barry

Sean Nicholls and Kate McClymont Two weeks after receiving the bottle of Grange Hermitage that would lead to his resignation as premier, Barry O'Farrell was preparing to appoint the man who bought the extravagant gift, businessman...

In the meantime, Eddie Obeid still enjoys the high life

Eddie Obeid.

Kate McClymont The fact that Eddie Obeid is still tooling around town behind the wheel of his top-of-the-range Mercedes and enjoying the comforts of his $10 million palatial abode in Hunters Hill, is galling to...

ICAC spotlight turns to Hartcher

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont The dealings between former state Liberal energy minister Chris Hartcher and the head of a company linked to the Obeid family are set to be exposed in a new corruption inquiry into political...

ICAC not to blame for Barry O'Farrell's downfall

Barry O'Farrell

Kate McClymont It is not about the wine.

Big-time player lived large until it all came undone

Nick Di Girolamo arrives at ICAC (Thumbnail)

Kate McClymont Four years ago, Nick Di Girolamo appeared to have it all.

Ruined: NSW government in crisis

Sean Nicholls, Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont The NSW government is in crisis less than a year before its first re-election test after Premier Barry O'Farrell announced his resignation following revelations he misled a corruption inquiry.

Premier's fate sealed in own handwriting

Barry O'Farrell

Kate McClymont and Michaela Whitbourn It was 9.17am when the death warrant for Premier Barry O'Farrell's political career arrived at the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

How the bottle leaked: did someone target Barry O'Farrell?

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Was news of Premier Barry O'Farrell's $3000 bottle of wine strategically leaked to the media to bring him down? That's the question being asked by the barrister leading an ICAC inquiry into...

Disappearing drop leaves Premier Barry O'Farrell in the firing line

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Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn It is the corruption inquiry where water turned into wine - and not just any wine, a $2978 bottle of Penfolds Grange Hermitage.

Water turns to wine at ICAC

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont, Sean Nicholls Barry O'Farrell has categorically denied at a corruption inquiry that he received a $3000 bottle of wine from the head of the water company linked to the Obeid family.

ICAC hearing: Barry O'Farrell denies knowledge of Penfolds Grange wine gift

Barry O'Farrell.

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont, Sean Nicholls Premier Barry O'Farrell has categorically denied to a corruption inquiry that he received a $3000 bottle of wine from the head of a company linked to the Obeid family.

Nick Di Girolamo sent Barry O'Farrell a $3000 bottle of Penfolds Grange, ICAC hears

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont, Sean Nicholls A prominent Liberal Party fund-raiser and associate of the Obeid family "buttered up" NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell by sending him a $3000 bottle of Grange, a corruption inquiry has heard.

Barry O'Farrell to front ICAC inquiry into Australian Water Holdings

Premier Barry O'Farrell

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Barry O'Farrell will be the fourth serving premier to give evidence before the Independent Commission Against Corruption when he appears before the inquiry into the Obeid-linked company Australian...

ICAC inquiry accuses Nick Di Girolamo of creating sham documents

Nick Di Girolamo

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn The former managing partner of a Sydney law firm was accused of being an ''old-fashioned shyster fraudster'' and a ''bare-faced liar'' who created sham documents to ''trick'' a corruption inquiry.

Barry O'Farrell to testify at Australian Water Holdings corruption inquiry

Premier Barry O'Farrell

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont In a surpise addition to the witness line-up, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has been called to give evidence in a corruption inquiry into a company linked to the Obeid family.

ICAC: Eddie Obeid jnr says shares in Australian Water Holdings were security for $3m loan

OBEID.AFR.11 FEB 2013.Photo by ROB HOMER .......EDWARD OBEID JNR son of EDDIE OBEID leaving the iccac inquiry after brief questioning today page 1

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont The youngest son of crooked former Labor minister Eddie Obeid has claimed his family does not have a stake in a company at the centre of a corruption probe despite being shown his signature on an...

Phone turned off before Joe Tripodi's big trip

Tripodi

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Tony Kelly was shocked to open the door at his Wellington home to find his former colleague Joe Tripodi standing there with a hamburger in one hand and a coffee in the other.

Joe Tripodi, Tony Kelly point fingers over 'doctored' cabinet minute at ICAC hearing

Tripodi

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Former NSW Labor ministers Tony Kelly and Joe Tripodi have admitted to a corruption inquiry that they were involved in an allegedly doctored cabinet minute favouring a company linked to their corrupt...

Eddie Obeid rubbishes ICAC inquiry

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Crooked former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid, an old hand at corruption inquiries, having featured in seven, was at his belligerent best in the hotseat at the ICAC.