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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 19 UNLOCK?

Data retention laws will get worse, with VPNs the only winners

Australians are always moving to hide themselves from mass surveillance. That’s why security agencies won’t stop at data retention.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: Corbett finally backs a successor at Fairfax

It can be tricky to find a suitable board replacement for yourself, but Roger Corbett has finally done it.

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BEN SANDILANDS | BUSINESS | 13

What if the real threat on an airplane is inside the cockpit?

We have always worried about keeping baddies out of the cockpit. Should we start worrying about who is inside?

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BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: govt lags … Twiggy cops slag … oil price flags …

The Reserve Bank says Abbott must start investing in new schooling infrastructure. And other business tidbits of the day.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Exclusive: Gerry Harvey gets richer while small shareholders miss out

Gerry Harvey’s small shareholders did not take up the opportunity to participate in an equity raising at a heavily discounted price. But Harvey himself sure did.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

RBA on Australian banks: don’t trust ‘em

The RBA has some choice words for Australian banks, and they would do well to sit up and pay attention.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 8 UNLOCK?

Fraser’s final political legacy looked forward and back

At his death, Malcolm Fraser was preparing for another act in his political life, with a party intended to address the deep disenchantment of many Australians toward politics.

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Business bites: investor smorgasbord … Buffett takes Heinz on board … Hertz falls on its sword …

Yes, over-lending to investors is a problem for the housing market, but it has been for a while. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BEN SANDILANDS | BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

There is nothing known that adversely reflects on the safety culture nor maintenance of Germanwings, but what caused the A320 to crash?

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Fin Review Sunday gets the boot

Financial Review Sunday is no more, with Nine axing the program for not being commercially viable. It’s just the latest in a long line of failures to make business journalism work on TV, write Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: cheap cash … dairy thrashed … Greece smashed …

Greece is almost out of money, the NFL wants to stream gridiron games, and Australia’s just secured a sweet $4.25 billion.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 19 UNLOCK?

What Joe should tell his colleagues about his budget

Joe Hockey’s budget message has been complicated not just by confusion within the government but by the government’s readiness to look after its mates.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Islands in the stream: radio stations v copyright industry over online broadcast

Should radio stations have to pay additional licensing fees for streaming their broadcasts online? The body representing music recording companies certainly thinks so — but radio stations say they can’t afford it.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters sour on the economy and Hockey

Voters are gloomy about the state of the economy, but they want a stronger Renewable Energy Target, not a watered down one, this week’s Essential Report shows.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Business bites: Solly Lew plays ball … cheap petrol for all? … Fortescue’s fall …

Solomon Lew seems to think the internet is not so bad after all. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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BUSINESS | 27 UNLOCK?

Keen to evade data retention? Here’s how to choose a VPN

There are readily accessible ways of evading the government’s mass surveillance scheme, but you’ll need to assess what’s best for you, technology consultant Dave Sag writes.

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BEN SANDILANDS | BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

Why are victims of Pel-Air crash not entitled to compensation?

If you get hit by a truck, you can claim compensation. But if you are injured and mentally scarred in a plane crash, tough cookies.

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

If media laws change, history says sell, sell, sell

The golden rule of media ownership changes in Australia is that they usher in carnage for shareholders, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Business bites: prices fixed? … chemical nixed … fund kicked …

The ACCC is investigating petrol price fixing. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: how much cash will in-the-money Macquarie SPP attract?

Is the Millionaire Factory sharing the wealth?

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 16 UNLOCK?

Confused? So is the government, and the rest of us

The confusion about the government’s fiscal policy isn’t new — it reflects its constant shifting on the budget over several years.

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Business bites: boomlet false alarm … News Corp’s smarm … streaming a money farm …

The boomlet that wasn’t. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: time to end the Murdoch-Packer Network Ten soap opera

Rupert Murdoch wants to bail his son Lachlan out of floundering Ten. But those pesky media ownership laws are making it tricky …

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Fortescue’s future uncertain after Twiggy’s failed debt financing

Fortescue Metals Group’s share price is down again — and there is no relief in sight.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 26 UNLOCK?

Hypocritical Labor punishes consumers on electricity

New South Wales Labor’s campaign against electricity privatisation is cynical and hypocritical, and punishes consumers with higher prices.

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