The Age has given redundancy to its chief racing writer Tony “King” Bourke just as it is trying to establish some credibility with its Form Guide and Racing supplement. His forty-two years of service is thought to qualify him for a big fat cheque in the half million dollar range. Just enough to top up one’s TAB phone account nicely.
The well regarded journalist passed over for the deposed Andrew Jaspan as Editor-in-Chief back in the day, Simon Mann has been denied his request for a package and is believed to be less than happy.
Age sources also understand that ad revenue in September/October has been very soft. Dark days indeed at the Spencer Street Soviet.