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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 12 UNLOCK?

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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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won’t work

The government’s key proposal to halt filesharing has demonstrably failed overseas, and has dangerous implications for free speech.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

China ‘recovery’ more a dead cat bounce

The one sector that is not seeing growth is the one most important to Australian mining: housing in China.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

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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GILES PARKINSON | BUSINESS | 6 UNLOCK?

Fossil fuel dinosaurs fudge the numbers to serve their interests (and save you 50c a week)

Fears about the impact of the RET on households have proved to be a furphy.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 19 UNLOCK?

Government flags copyright crackdown to overturn iiNet decision

The government wants to make it easier for the copyright industry to sue ISPs and force them to censor the internet, according to a draft paper about to be circulated.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

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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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 19 UNLOCK?

Invented budget ‘crisis’ hides incoherence and inconsistency

The “budget crisis” created by the Senate is an invention: the government has walked away from billions in additional revenue itself.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 21 UNLOCK?

A sober reflection on the so-called ‘alcohol epidemic’

The latest hard evidence shows that Australians are drinking significantly less, despite relentless claims of an “alcohol epidemic” from the public health lobby.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 7 UNLOCK?

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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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Female workplace participation thrown out with parental leave bathwater

The Productivity Commission wants a more efficient and effective childcare system, but doesn’t hold out much hope it will spur participation.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 27

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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BEN SANDILANDS | BUSINESS | 45

MH17: why a commercial jet was flying over a war zone

The Russian separatists who shot down MH17 allegedly thought it was a military target — though it was easily distinguishable as a commercial plane.

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Can we have financial reform when banks are too big to regulate?

The demonstration of bank power on the FOFA repeal illustrates the challenge of effectively regulating a sector that is beginning to dominate the Australian economy, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

A gerrymander to make Sir Joh proud: how the Time Warner deal would cement the Murdoch clan

What happens next is difficult to predict as Time Warner offer dwarfs all other bids in Murdoch’s acquisition history.

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BEN SANDILANDS | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Think plane seats are uncomfortable now? Just you wait …

If Airbus and Boeing have their way, the merely uncomfortable and irritating act of air travel is about to become downright torturous, with stand-up or “crotch crusher” “seats” mooted for planes.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 82

Carbon repeal: condemning our children for cheap political points

The repeal of a functioning, low-impact carbon price is an economic attack on future generations, and they will damn us for it.

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BUSINESS | 6 UNLOCK?

Murray tackles ‘too big to fail’, but are we increasing the risk of failure?

The Murray financial services inquiry recognises we have an issue with “too big to fail” banks — while noting we are increasing the chances of failure through our love affair with property. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Murray inquiry bad news for Coalition on super, financial planning

The Murray Financial Services Inquiry warns of the very problems the government is now making worse in financial planning and super — and departs from the holy writ of earlier financial inquiries.

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SALLY WHYTE | BUSINESS | 17 UNLOCK?

‘I want to work’: youth unemployment on the rise

Australia’s youth unemployment has hit 13.5% and is still rising. Is the minimum wage holding Australia’s young people back — or is it the one thing they have to fall back on?

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 18

Palmer’s pointless red tape hands banks a big win on FOFA

On the day the financial services inquiry is flagging the high cost of vertically integrated wealth management, Clive Palmer looks set to help the government gut consumer protections.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 15

Crunch time: welcome to a key week in this Parliament

This week is the most important week in economic and fiscal policy for years as reforms that will have major long-term benefits face the axe.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS |

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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BUSINESS | 3

The statistical struggle to get productivity right

The ABS is moving to revise how we understand productivity in one crucial industry, illustrating how complex this important debate really is, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BUSINESS | 5

Prohibitive ASIC fees the enemy of corporate transparency

The government charges exorbitant fees for members of the public to access information about companies and their directors. Jeffrey Knapp, a lecturer in accounting at UNSW, says the result is not nearly enough scrutiny on our corporate citizens.

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