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Articles by Paddy Manning

The NSW disease: Barry O’Farrell infected, now who’s next?

While we may not yet know the full story on why Barry O’Farrell resigned, there is much more to the story on AWH’s lobbying efforts in respect to both the Labor and Liberal NSW governments.

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Farmers fight against CSG while their lobby undermines a review

The famers’ lobby has been undermining a review of chemicals used in coal seam gas extraction, according to a report today. Where did this leave farmers’ fight against mining?

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Turnbull pulls the plug on FTTP, so ‘we’re back to the drawing board’

More than 3.4 million Australian homes are stuck with bog-standard broadband, thanks to the Coalition’s latest NBN misstep. Our own correspondent feels dudded.

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DJ’s South African rabbit: takeover bid leaves Myer in the lurch

David Jones has pulled a massive rabbit from its hat: a $2.15 billion takeover offer from South African retail group Woolworths. If shareholders back the board, what now for ailing Myer?

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Forget Fairfax and Channel Five, Stokes only wants broken Nexus

Takeover talk swirls around Kerry Stokes and Seven West Media, from a play at Fairfax to a British television network. But Stokes likes distressed assets — putting Nexus Energy in the gun.

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Want to own a sports team? Tinkler and the ‘narcissistic’ ownership model

Nathan Tinkler’s ownership of the Newcastle Knights NRL club shows the risk to fans in private ownership. Crikey examines the richies playing ball and the cost when it all goes wrong.

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Sinodinos takes the stand: if he didn’t know, it doesn’t wash

Stood-down federal government minister Arthur Sinodinos took the stand at the Independent Commission Against Corruption in Sydney this morning. So how much trouble is he in? Crikey was in the hearing.

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Once a shining Knight, Tinkler leaves a footy club in limbo

The plight of the Newcastle Knights will get worse before it gets better, with Nathan Tinkler likely to lose the team.

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Water into coal: Sinodinos’ Cuesta holding raises questions, too

Arthur Sinodinos has held onto his shares in Cuesta Coal, a small firm he chaired in 2010-11. Why has he held onto it for so long? And what’s the connection to Labor figure Eddie Obeid?

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Will Murdoch still pull the strings at Ten? Takeover talk will reignite

Channel Ten is more vulnerable than ever with Lachlan Murdoch resigning from the board in favour of a plush News Corporation post. The takeover speculation will only intensify.

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Tinkler’s hail Mary pass: deadline looms on a Knights guarantee

Nathan Tinkler is trying to find a new $10.5 million guarantee to keep his beloved Newcastle Knights team, but with the market headwinds dead against him, he’s unlikely to make it.

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Sinodinos the chairman: what he really should have known

Australian Water Holdings was a small enough entity for its former chairman, stood-aside government minister Arthur Sinodinos, to know what was going on. So why didn’t he?

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It’s not the size of ASIC’s war chest, it’s how it uses it that counts

Everyone knows Australia’s corporate regulator is too soft. As it turns out, it might not be legislation that is lacking — but will from those at the top.

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There’s no other store like David Jones — certainly not Myer

David Jones is outperforming Myer by a wide margin — but the entire sector is feeling the pinch. Would a merger really help?

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Santos’ open flame: can it snuff out the protests on coal seam gas?

At first glance Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s deregulation agenda would appear to play into the hands of companies struggling to gain development approval.

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Behind the scenes at DJs, a management coup that wasn’t

Plenty is being said about David Jones chief Paul Zahra and the boardroom machinations that led to the resignations of several directors. Problem is, most of it is rubbish.

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Leighton Holdings’ Spanish inquisition into construction competition

Leighton Holdings is about to be taken over by Spanish company ACS, the fourth-largest construction company in the world. But has anyone looked into the nitty-gritty of what its consolidation will mean for competition?

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Media feeding frenzy? The mergers — or not — from regulatory change

In the past, relaxation of media ownership regulations has led to a flurry of deals. However, the current dismal market could dissuade the major players from snapping up the competition.

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The Qantas debt trap: Joyce’s mayday calls on finances are premature

Analysts who study Qantas’ books aren’t worried about the airline’s debt — so is Alan Joyce crying wolf? Crikey’s business editor on the spin, the backpedalling … and the financial reality.

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‘No path to privatisation’? Spectre of NBN float raises hopes — and hackles

Legislation prevents the NBN from being sold for some time, but plenty of bankers want to get their hands on it sooner. The Greens and Labor say it should remain in public hands — what does Clive Palmer think?

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‘Hope is not a strategy’: time for gas market reform

Hoping to be able to meet overseas demands is not a strategy,” the NSW Energy Minister says. The gas market is distorted and in desperate need of reform. Crikey concludes its special investigation.

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Qantas shocker: $252m loss, 5000 jobs cut, shares slump … over to Abbott

Qantas has lost $252 million in the last six months and will soon lose 5000 more jobs. But CEO Alan Joyce keeps his job. Crikey’s business editor examines the wreckage.

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More supply, perhaps, but don’t hold your breath for lower gas prices

Santos and AGL hope to drill more gas wells in New South Wales, but as they have an eye on the export market, this is not going to be good news for the hip pockets of gas customers.

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Gas shortage? Tapping the bubbling wells of spin and self-interest

Australia’s not on the brink of a gas shortage — but the industry is running out of new ways to spin. In part one of a Crikey investigation, we debunk the self-interested case of suppliers and governments.

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ASIC on FOFA rollback: Abbott changes ‘preserved the principles’

ASIC boss Greg Medcraft was playing a straight bat today, questioned on the Abbott government’s rollback of financial advice reforms he supports. He reckons the principles are still there.

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