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Articles by Paddy Manning

Israel still pulls business heavy hitters, but Palestine off the table

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has some big connections in the business world — and they are far too polite (and politic) to mention the current unpleasantness in Gaza.

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A Pyrrhic victory for miners as Moylan gets suspended sentence

Jonathan Moylan deserved the sentence he got — do the crime, do the time. But the bigger lie is the one spread by the coal industry — that we can continue to rely on fossil fuels.

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Meet Jack Tilburn, the octogenarian firebrand holding fat cats to account

Australia’s first shareholder activist is still holding court in AGMs around the country — but does he speak for all shareholders?

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Macquarie ‘millionaire factory’ is back in business

Six years after surviving a share dive at the height of the GFC, Macquarie is back with a glowing thumbs up for its renumeration report.

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Why you should care about FoFA, even if you have no money to manage

The government’s Future of Financial Advice reforms are law (just about). But what do they actually mean? And if you don’t have a financial adviser, why should you care? Crikey’s business editor breaks it down.

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Hunt pins hopes on uncompetitive clean coal technology

Analysis of cost forecasts for clean coal technology suggests it is uncompetitive compared to renewables.

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Sentiment and realism collide as DJs goes offshore

And so DJs has been sold to the highest bidder — a South African company. What does shareholder Solomon Lew do next?

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Will Whitehaven Coal hoaxer Jonathan Moylan go to jail?

The man who caused chaos on the stock exchange with a hoax faces sentencing today.

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Fallout from CBA scandal only just beginning

Banks should be quaking in their boots, if the response to the CBA scandal is anything to go by.

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Overseas carbon credit schemes: no brainer or disaster in the making?

Australia could buy cheap international carbon credits and dramatically slash our emissions by 19% for a bargain-basement price. But do the overseas schemes do what they say on the tin?

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In the battle of renewables v traditional generators, winner will take all

Will we ever move on the Renewable Energy Target? Both sides of the debate will fight to the death — and there will only be one winner.

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Solomon Lew’s clever — and technically legal — play for DJs true to form

Solomon Lew is no stranger to the revenge business — and he usually ends up getting what he wants.

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Pyjamas, porridge and bursts of song: Carr another star for NSW last night

Bob Carr is not the sporty type — having scheduled his performance of his Diary of a Foreign Minister on the same night as the State of Origin. But it was a rousing, amusing, and dare we say inspiring night all the same.

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No love for Canberra as NSW budget makes up federal shortfall

There were no surprises in the budget, with the state government forced to do the heavy lifting in the wake of the federal budget.

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Martin Ferguson’s revolving door puts energy industry in a spin

Martin Ferguson took up a position as head of natural resources for Seven Group Holdings just six months after retiring as energy and resources minister. Now he’s involved in Seven Group’s attempt to buy minnow Nexus — which got a lucrative lease while Ferguson was in government.

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With coal mines shuttering, why is Whitehaven betting on Maules Creek?

The coal market is in freefall, so why is the NSW government considering clearing a state forest to make way for a new mine?

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Crikey Clarifier: Lowy loses, so what now for Westfield?

Yesterday was a rough day for Australia’s second-richest man, with the future of his shopping centre empire uncertain.

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Westfield fate to go down to the wire

Westfield’s proposed restructure will be decided by unitholders this afternoon, with founder Frank Lowy saying the vote could go either way.

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Maybe baby: IVF company profits up, but can they last?

The IVF industry is booming, with profits up and share prices rising. But are the private companies performing the procedure accountable to their clients or their shareholders? Can they do both? And does it matter?

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Privatising ASIC register would be a blow to transparency — and victims

Charging fees to search the ASIC register is outrageous enough. Privatising the register, which would lead to higher costs, would be worse still.

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Comeback kid: can Tinkler revive a dead mine — and his own fortunes?

Nathan Tinkler has somehow raised $150 million to buy a mothballed coal mine. But will he manage to stump up the cash to actually operate it?

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Infrastructure: genuinely new roads money, but check the detail

There’s definitely new money in Joe Hockey’s budget for road infrastructure. But the detail reveals it’s not as much as the government wants us to believe.

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Business: Green firms the big losers as miners keep their cheap fuel

For a budget that was supposed to spread the pain around, big business appears to have got off exceptionally lightly.

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A budget road paved with gold? Dodgy maths and infrastructure wins

Who’ll be the big winners under Tony “Infrastructure PM” Abbott? The federal budget could deliver billions to infrastructure contractors, but Labor reckons the maths is dodgy.

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The net closes, albeit slowly, on tax-dodging tech giants

There’s been plenty of media fuss about how little tax tech giants like Google pay in Australia. The problem goes wider, and yes, there are efforts to address it.

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