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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 20 UNLOCK?

Who shares the burden in Hockey’s morality play?

Joe Hockey says the burden of repairing the budget will be shared by everyone. His government’s decisions suggest that’s not the case.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 3

Meet the men cashing in on Australia’s aged care crisis

As the nation ages, developers are cashing in. After the stunning market debut of Japara Healthcare last week, Crikey investigates the government schemes making many rich.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

JB Hi-FI shares were closely watched this morning following the announcement of a new CEO.

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DAVID LLEWELLYN-SMITH | BUSINESS |

Australia is swaggering, unarmed, in the global currency war

The Australian dollar isn’t losing against commodity competitors but manufacturing and service economies. So how long will it last and can anything be done about it?

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 24

Lockheed wins out over taxpayers in the F-35 procurement nightmare

The history of the F-35 is that of a defence procurement disaster. But contrary to the claims of the Pentagon, the program is still not under control.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Sub-hub Pagemasters’ jilted bride could come back to haunt

Outsourced subediting company Pagemasters walked away from a deal with an Asian consortium. It’s now looking for other Australian suitors — Pagemasters might come off second-best in the competition.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Healthcare and financial stocks were the big winners on the market this morning.

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ADAM SCHWAB | BUSINESS | 12 UNLOCK?

How the property bubble is making us poorer (you wouldn’t read about it)

Even if you own your home, higher property values just means higher rates and taxes, which means less money in your pocket. The only ones who benefit from the bubble are those in the property industry — and of course, the property press.

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BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

Hockey sings the 94 US cent budget blues — and wants the RBA to join in

If Joe Hockey is unhappy enough about the strong dollar to compromise the independence of the Reserve Bank, he should try being Treasurer when it’s above parity, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Some 87 companies in the S&P 500 have now reported earnings for the first quarter, and just over 62% have beaten earnings expectations.

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BUSINESS | 8 UNLOCK?

In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

Tasmania’s judges just don’t have a bad word to say about John Gay. How is it the former Gunns boss can run a company again, asks business director and commentator John Addis.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Corporate watchdog fails to pass a conflict of interest test of its own

How ASIC handles conflicts of interest when it relies on swapping staff with industry is key to perceptions of the regulator. And the story is not a good one.

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GUY RUNDLE | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Rundle: we, robot, the industrial revolution’s ultimate design

Robots are becoming very good at aping human behaviour — perhaps because they have become proxies for the uniform worker drone in factories. Robots are familiar to us because we have become mechanised.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

The market rose after a trifecta of good economic data, better-than-expected corporate earnings from Yahoo, and confirmation from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that the central bank would continue supporting the economic recovery.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 17

Liberals, in denial over O’Farrell’s error, should learn from this

As NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell heads for the exit, shooting the messenger won’t help the Liberals. Incestuous links with business will continue to inflict damage on the party, especially in a party branch as inept as NSW.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 7 UNLOCK?

How to fuel a Badgerys Creek airport — keep on truckin’

A new airport at Badgery’s Creek will need jet fuel, and lots of it. Getting it there will be an infrastructure and transport challenge, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | BUSINESS | 14 UNLOCK?

Minerals Council raked over the coals for troubled PR campaign

The Minerals Council has a new pro-coal PR campaign, but it seems to be a flop. We factcheck “Australians for Coal”.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

Journalism, or just good PR? Meet Australia’s newest media publisher

ANZ is the first bank to set up a corporate newsroom in Australia. Is it just a PR exercise, or will it do good journalism? And should readers trust it? Crikey went to the launch.

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

The Packers, a lost heir and the end of the media dynasties

Did Sir Frank Packer have another son? Bridget Griffen-Foley updates the family story — and documents the downfall of media dynasties — in a new foreword to her Packer biography.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets are shaky across Europe, as the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 2

Calculating compliance: how ASIC ‘enforced’ financial advice laws

ASIC has failed to respond to serious allegations about its enforcement of the law on financial planning. Crikey examines the damning evidence against the corporate watchdog.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Good news for TPG shareholders, courtesy of the NBN.

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BUSINESS | 5

Will the TPP feed consumers to the wolves of Wall Street?

Two new trade deals threaten financial protections for consumers, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer. The wolves are still at the door of Wall Street.

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BUSINESS | 14

Pensions, superannuation and the Education of Joe

A debate on changes to the retirement age is welcome, but it’s more complicated than it appears, according to Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer. And watch out for vested interests …

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BUSINESS | 17

Chop negative gearing and there’s savings for buyers and the budget

Negative gearing is costing the government billions but is doing absolutely nothing to boost supply. Let’s get rid of it, writes economist and MacroBusiness commentator Leith van Onselen.

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