THE DISTILLERY: Leighton hijinks

Jotters open fire on Leighton's latest announcement, while others pick apart Gina Rinehart's Fairfax selldown.

Will Leighton ever learn? Not long ago, jotters were obsessing about the builder's lazy disclosure after a string of surprise writedowns cost investors dearly, now more ink is being spilled over the company's hazy response to an ongoing investigation into an alleged bribery scandal in the Middle East. One commentator says it's a case of too little, too late, while another wonders whether Leighton is purposefully keeping questionable information under wraps. Also this morning, scribes doubt that Gina Rinehart's new strategy will get her any closer to the Fairfax boardroom.

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