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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

A Fairfax bid for Ten would be corporate suicide

There is no upside to buying Channel Ten — the network is an absolute basket case, and it does not look like there is a way to turn things around.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

‘Bolt and News Corp want a pound of something’: defamation case kicks off

David Barrows, an accountant and recently graduated lawyer, is representing himself as he sues News Corp and Andrew Bolt. The case starts in Melbourne today.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

Trade officials gather in Canberra — to undermine the national interest

Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.

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DAVID LLEWELLYN-SMITH | BUSINESS | 14

Relaxing 457 visa laws will spoil the economic pie

Contrary to the Abbott government’s claims, flagged changes to the foreign worker 457 visa program won’t be good for the Australian economy.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Your quick guide to multinational tax dodging

Multinational tax avoidance is a truly massive problem — but defining it is the first of many challenges.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 14 UNLOCK?

Who needs subs? Fairfax turns to reporter-only model

Can Fairfax’s papers survive without subeditors? The company’s giving it a red-hot go, as it entirely removes the function at three rural newspapers in New South Wales.

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BUSINESS | 23

The ANU’s in good company — whatever Abbott might advise investors

The ANU’s fossil fuel divestment strategy is hardly novel — plenty of investors are bailing out of fossil fuel stocks, and for more than just moral reasons, write Glenn Dyer, Bernard Keane and Paddy Manning.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1

CPSU accuses SBS of ‘washing its hands’ of its workers

SBS says no workers will lose their jobs as a result of outsourcing its play-out facilities. But the CPSU says it can’t guarantee that.

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BUSINESS | 13 UNLOCK?

Abbott’s industry policy won’t achieve much — and that’s not a bad thing

The government’s new industry policy is small-scale and will achieve little - and that’s not a bad a thing, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Don’t look now, but the price of iron ore is rising

The sky is falling and iron ore prices are crashing, right? Not exactly …

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Oz v AFR: Why News Corp thinks it’s winning the battle for business readers

If Fairfax blinks, News Corp could corner a national monopoly on business news. Circulation figures show why The Australian has moved on the AFR’s turf.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

Companies for old men: the codgers who refuse to let go of their boards

Is it ageist to suggest companies might be better off electing at least a few younger faces to their boards? You know, so we don’t have quite so many executives dying on the job …

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

China and US in trade tug-of-war, with Australia stuck in the middle

China’s push for a new, World Bank-style global institution, along with its decision to reintroduce tariffs on coal imports, has wedged Australia into a precarious position.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

The Oz takes fight to the Fin (again) with beefed-up business section

The Australian is betting on business, with its new section designed to kick Fairfax’s Financial Review where it counts.

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BUSINESS | 13

Your brunch will not get cheaper if penalty rates are quashed

Industry groups say penalty rates should be wound back to “protect small business”. This is nonsense, say Giri Sivaraman and Alana Heffernan of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne’s guide to media company AGMs this season

With Peter Costello, Gina Rinehart and Kerry Stokes all entering the fray, it’s shaping up to be an AGM season of big personalities and even bigger corporate adjustments.

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BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

So much for ‘no more debt and deficit’

The Coalition, long thought of as conservative guardians of the economy, have quietly amassed a staggering amount of debt. Freelance journalist Alan Austin reports.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

Mayne: Transurban out-plays Victorian governments of all stripes

City Link has been one of the worst deals any government anywhere has ever negotiated on behalf of its motorists.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

What does James Packer really want with the Rabbitohs?

What does noted Roosters supporter James Packer want with South Sydney? And will the gambling mogul change the working-class, anti-pokies ethos at Souths?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 14 UNLOCK?

News Corp CEO thinks you should wait patiently for Game of Thrones

News Corp CEO Robert Thomson explains why he supports Essendon, points to good news in the Herald Sun and says you can wait 24 damn hours for your fix of Westeros.

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BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

ABS jobs data bungle a real crisis for a critical agency

The admission by the ABS that its recent employment data are wrong is a real crisis for an agency that has endured years of cuts, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 6 UNLOCK?

What we know about the man likely to be the next SBS chair

Not much is known about the man said to be the new SBS chair. Crikey trawled through the archives to find out what we could.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

Mayne: Gina Rinehart the wildcard at upcoming Fairfax AGM

Will Roger Corbett be staying on as chairman of the Fairfax board? Or more importantly: does Gina Rinehart want him to?

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BUSINESS | 6 UNLOCK?

Myer is My Disaster: can anyone save the ailing retail giant?

Myer has been on a long, slow journey to fashion irrelevance. A former Myer executive says it can be saved — but current boss Bernie Brookes is probably not the man for the job.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 8 UNLOCK?

Glencore’s ugly tax rorts have real consequences

Glencore, currently pursuing Rio Tinto, is one of the world’s most unconscionable tax dodgers.

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