“..Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater published details of Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager’s address –
– after fellow blogger Cathy Odgers suggested doing so could result in him suffering physical attacks.
A 2013 email from Odgers – who blogs under the name Cactus Kate – discussing the apparent threat to Hager with Slater – is detailed in the book.
Hager had in 2013 helped research a Fairfax media article about the use of tax havens.
Odgers – a Hong Kong-based tax consultant – said in the email the material Hager was dealing with involved tens of thousands of rich Chinese.
‘It would be a disaster if they all knew where he [Hager] lived.
He may even need police protection’ she wrote.
‘Those Chinese can be very vicious when they lose face … Chop chop for Nicky’.
Slater responded – Hager claims in his book – and the latter’s addresses were subsequently published in a post on Whale Oil under Slater’s name –
– but which Odgers yesterday confirmed she wrote..”
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