The finale has happened.
Justice Burchett handed down his orders a few moments ago and News Ltd
has been banned from operating a rugby league competition here until
December 31, 1999. According to the news report the orders are even
tougher than originally thought.
An application by News Ltd for a stay of the orders has been refused, so
even if they take an appeal to the full bench of the Federal Court that
won't be heard until the end of the year. Until then they can do nothing.
I'm going home to get well and truly plastered, it's a ***y marvellous