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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

Korea’s ‘free trade’ commitment to keep Australians out

Australia’s “free trade agreement” with South Korea establishes a remarkable disparity between Koreans working in Australia and Australians working in Korea.

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SALLY WHYTE | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Big banks stiffing the Tax Office to the tune of billions — but how?

NAB, CommBank, ANZ and Westpac are paying far less in tax than the official corporate income tax rate of 30%. But trying to figure out how exactly they get away with it proves tricky.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 6

Rupert in the poorhouse? Murdoch’s salary falls at Fox

Like millions of workers around the world, Rupert Murdoch’s salary is not keeping up with inflation. Poor dear.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Napthine faces voters with a struggling economy

The Napthine government will go to the polls with the worst-performing major state economy.

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BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

‘It’s all going to be outsourced’: tech jobs could go as SBS cuts costs

Three SBS departments face an uncertain future as the broadcaster puts them out to tender, write Crikey editor Marni Cordell and media reporter Myriam Robin

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 12 UNLOCK?

More Australians are dying at work while we chatter about terrorism

Workplace deaths are on the rise in Australia, even though we know concerted action can reduce fatalities.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

(Graeme) Wood for the trees: Tassie’s psycho forest wars reignite

Tasmania’s woodchip industry is uncompetitive, overseas demand has dried up, and Australian plants are closing. So why on earth are loggers still talking about the closed Triabunna woodchip mill as if it could be reopened?

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BUSINESS | 14 UNLOCK?

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our Joe

The final outcome for the 2013-14 budget has little to do with a long-departed Treasurer but may yet echo through Joe Hockey’s future budgets, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Brickworks wasn’t hurt by carbon tax — in fact, it thrived

Two telling financial metrics in Brickworks 2013-14 annual results (released yesterday) reveal the fraudulent nature of the company’s anti-tax campaign.

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BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Australian states are losing their AAA ratings. Should we panic?

Don’t worry about the AAA rating, writes economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin. It’s of little consequence for the day-to-day running of a state.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 12 UNLOCK?

Take it from an ex-cabbie: we need more taxis. Many more.

There are too few cabs on our streets, and we desperately need more licences. The drivers will hate it, and Crikey’s business editor should know — he used to be one of them.

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BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

Commercial networks’ broadcaster to challenge for lucrative ABC/SBS contracts

The government plans to reform how the two public broadcasters are beamed into every home in the country. The plan could save millions — and won’t affect programming, write Crikey reporters Myriam Robin and Bernard Keane.

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SALLY WHYTE | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Fraudulent email raises some uncomfortable questions for Landcare Australia

A chairman with links to the fossil fuels industry, a case of impersonation and a patron who thought he was at a different organisation — times are turbulent at Landcare Australia.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

How ABC and SBS could save millions without touching programming

It’s traditional for new governments too look at reducing ABC and SBS’s tremendous transmission bills. But as a new player puts up its hand to bid for the contract, things could be different this time.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1

News Corp and Daily Mail both claim victory, but no money changes hands

News Corp and Daily Mail Australia have settled their copyright dispute out-of-court in a confidential settlement, with no money exchanged.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 13 UNLOCK?

Energy policy not worth the (green) paper it’s written on

The Australian government has its head firmly buried in the sand on climate action, but state governments and private companies are stepping in.

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BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Reserve Bank ratchets up property warnings

The Reserve Bank has further elevated its warnings about property price growth in Sydney and Melbourne, amid concerns it threatens the broader economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

Keane: Harper’s review suggests (gasp!) an economy to benefit consumers

The draft review of competition policy by Ian Harper presents the Coalition — and all politicians — with a challenge of reforms long ignored by governments.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 26 UNLOCK?

‘Cheap’ fossil fuels will cost us billions

Like many up-front bargains, there are higher costs down the track associated with fossil fuels.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

‘The money isn’t there’: why the NRL and AFL won’t double their deals this time round

At the last round of negotiations, both the NRL and AFL added hundreds of millions to their broadcast rights deals. But today, the NRL is pulling in fewer viewers, while cash-strapped networks are looking unlikely to hand out more for the AFL.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Eddie Obeid, Wesfarmers, dilutionary placements and an Arrium debacle

The latest deal surrounding agribusiness operator Elders proves that not all shareholders are created equal.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Crikey founder runs for Fairfax board

For shareholder activists, it’s not always easy to get your reasons for bidding communicated to shareholders. Stephen Mayne, a veteran of unsolicited board tilts, says he’s been pleasantly surprised by Fairfax’s approach.

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BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

Housing boom delivers a potential headache for the government

The government faces a growing problem around the booming property markets of Sydney and Melbourne while the Reserve Bank can see danger to the wider economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Fox guarding the hen house? State government revenues raise regulatory questions

State governments shouldn’t be in charge of regulating the industries whose duties and taxes prop up their budget.

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