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Paddy Manning

Paddy Manning is a writer and journalist who has worked for the ABC, Fairfax, Crikey and the Australian. He is the author of three books, including Boganaire: The rise and fall of Nathan Tinkler.

Articles by this author

The Greens should be celebrating their 25th birthday
Crashing the party
We sat down in the usual circle – a procedural throwback to the hippie days of peace, love and understanding. Normally used for boxing, the gym at the Alice Springs Youth...
 
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What will be the cost of a patchwork NBN?
Network error
A good friend of mine lives in Healesville, in the Yarra Valley, about half an hour from the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Rural enough to be quiet. Close enough to get into the...
 
Is Nick Cleary’s ambitious CLARA project the answer to Australia’s fast-rail question?
Green fields and blue sky
It’s the second-last “Joker Poker” raffle night at the Doodle Cooma Arms, and the crowd’s getting happily sozzled. For now the bistro is flat out serving $12 pizzas but next week...
 
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What did the party deliver?
A good hard look at the Greens
On election night, crouched over their laptops in a tatty old make-up room in the bowels of Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, Greens campaign workers were fielding calls from scrutineers...
 
Billionaire in the dock
A former Hunter Valley mine electrician, Nathan Tinkler borrowed big in 2005, made a fortune from speculative coal plays, and at the age of just 35 burst onto the rich list as...
 
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