ABC Four Corners Story on Bill Waterhouse & Sons

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Horses for Courses – 10 Nov 1986

By Tony Jones

Updated August 17, 2011 20:16:00


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


VIDEO: Reporter Tony Jones talks about the making of Horses for Courses. (Four Corners)


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