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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: governance issues aplenty for Costello to tackle at Nine

Conflicts of interest ran up against extreme tedium at the Nine Entertainment Company’s recent AGM.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

How the oil and gas lobby throws mud on peer-reviewed research

Crikey’s business editor pulls apart a pro-CSG press release that is, to put it politely, a little bit bullshit.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 15 UNLOCK?

Keane: govt hoisted by its own FOFA petard

The government’s half-smart decision to try to sneak its repeal of FOFA through parliament has ended up costing it dearly.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 6 UNLOCK?

Murdoch and the Saudi prince: Mayne plots the scenarios

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he “never votes” against Rupert Murdoch. But Crikey’s founder finds that the numbers don’t quite stack up …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

A fourth network by stealth? Media buyers shrug off SBS’ threat to commercials

The TV networks are in uproar about the increase of ads on SBS, saying it’ll pull millions from their revenues. But ad buyers don’t think it’ll play out like that.

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BUSINESS | 12 UNLOCK?

How much of the Murdoch agenda has the government delivered?

The government is well on the way to delivering the Murdochs what they want in media policy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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BUSINESS | 14 UNLOCK?

Mark Scott gets some gratuitous advice — from duds

The ABC isn’t short of gratuitous advice from its media rivals — despite the inept performance of the latter, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 15 UNLOCK?

Keane: will Brandis and Turnbull go after encryption next?

The growing use of encryption and anonymisation tools by companies and consumers is infuriating security agencies and the copyright industry. When will they move against them?

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 6

Modi talks up Adani’s Galilee project, but even generous subsidies might not be enough

The Queensland government and Indian Prime Minister are both keen to mine the Galilee basin, but it will take more than goodwill to make the mines viable.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 27 UNLOCK?

China FTA a win for the govt, but not the economy

A free trade agreement with China is unlikely to yield significant economic benefits, and we’d be better off simply liberalising our economy.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Disastrous Japan GDP fails to follow G20 script

In a shock outcome, the Japanese economy has plunged into recession, casting doubt on the ambitious reform program of Shinzo Abe, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

Essential: thumbs up for an FTA with China, though voters aren’t sure why

Voters back a free trade agreement but appear confused about who will benefit, this week’s Essential Report shows, while it seems partisanship affects how people view the asylum seeker issue.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

Mayne: even the Saudi Prince has turned on Rupert — not that you’d read it in the media

Rupert Murdoch protected his own at News Corp’s AGM, but if he had not gerrymandered the voting shares, he himself could have been chucked off News Corp’s board.

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BUSINESS | 8 UNLOCK?

G20 fails to deliver — but not for lack of Australia trying

The government was right to push for growth at the G20 summit but the minds of international leaders are no longer focused on the forum, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 17 UNLOCK?

Joe and Tony hold out against the economics of climate change

Opinion on whether climate change is a major economic issue is divided. Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey say it isn’t … everyone else says it is.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 14 UNLOCK?

Poor week for the government, but will Lambie make life easier?

As politics switches focus to the G20 and foreign visitors, the government’s woes continue.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 7

News Corp increases its dominance as Fairfax circulation in freefall

It’s red everywhere, but Fairfax’s print circulation declines have been the deepest, ABC data reveals.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 7 UNLOCK?

Mayne v Murdoch round two: Rupert addresses that infamous Crikey leak

Crikey’s founder certainly brought the hard questions to News Corp’s octogenarian chairman — and it turns out Rupert Murdoch reads Crikey with a close eye.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 9

Surprise! It’s another good war for defence contractors

The share prices of the defence contractors benefiting from the war against Islamic State continue to surge.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 3

Royal prank case tests media regulator’s limits

A case involving 2Day FM and Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has the potential to dramatically extend the powers of the broadcast regulator at a time when the government is keen on media deregulation.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 51 UNLOCK?

Xi-Obama deal leaves Abbott with nowhere to hide on climate

The climate action agreement between China and the US removes the assumption on which the Coalition’s entire contradictory approach to climate change is based.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 8

Mayne takes on Murdoch in fiery Fox showdown in LA

Rupert Murdoch’s dictatorial control over shareholders is reprehensible for a company that has made billions out of free speech.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

While superpowers act on climate, Australia and India poised to double down on coal

Indian company Adani is the last man standing in the Galilee Basin — and it looks like approval for a giant mine there is all but assured.

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STILGHERRIAN | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei wants a piece of Apple’s pie

Watch out, Apple and Samsung — Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has a very smart entrant into the Australian market.

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BUSINESS | 19 UNLOCK?

Government’s wages policy is making Hockey’s job harder

The government’s obsession with slashing wages will further undermine an already fragile revenue base, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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