A 1986 Four Corners report on racing, politics and the police prompted defamation charges. (Four Corners)
Tony Jones investigates the connections between racing, politics and police.
The Waterhouse family lawyers consequently brought criminal defamation charges against Tony Jones and the program’s executive producer, Peter Manning. However, the High Court ruled against the injunction.
The program was also referred to the ABC board before finally being cleared for broadcast.
This report won a Walkley Award for Best Television Current Affairs .
Reporter: Tony Jones
Presenter: Andrew Olle
Executive Producer: Peter Manning