Sunday, February 14, 2010

Minister in 'secret' snow meeting with mogul - Sunday Herald Sun - 13 February 2010

Minister meets billionaire Kerry Stokes in the USA

Stokes owns Channel 7

Later announced huge benefits for networks

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Stephen Conroy held a secret meeting and went snow-skiing with Seven's billionaire owner Kerry Stokes at a ritzy American resort only weeks before handing over a $250 million gift to Australia's free-to-air TV networks.

The Sunday Herald Sun can reveal that Senator Conroy - a skiing and snowboarding fanatic - met Mr Stokes in Vail, Colorado, in January, while the Government was considering pleas from the free-to-air industry to cut their licence fees.

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