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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 | 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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BUSINESS | 8 UNLOCK?

Can states wean themselves off gambling, mining and property revenue?

Crikey can exclusively reveal the proportion of state and territory government revenues that come from property, mining and gambling. Can they be relied on to properly regulate these industries?

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 42

‘We are burning our trust’: Abbott’s climate denials winning Australia no friends

Just as nothing will persuade the Michael Smiths of the world that Julia Gillard is innocent, we are well past the point where more evidence will persuade climate sceptics or those vested interests opposing climate action to change their tune.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 11 UNLOCK?

Ken Henry urges a new, more compelling economic narrative

Australia needs to reframe its approach to economic policy, former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry urges, in one of the most insightful economic policy speeches of recent years.

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Bureau of Regret: the streets are paved with iPhones

Reading comprehension and numeracy went by the wayside as public figures got excited about the new iPhone.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 7 UNLOCK?

Crikey’s three-step guide to spinning your readership figures

Want to use EMMA figures to beat up your competitors and reassure your readers? Crikey has your three-step guide.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 9 UNLOCK?

Loophole could allow telcos to squeeze out the NBN after all

If telcos take advantage of a loophole in the Telecommunications Act, the business model of the NBN could be undermined completely, costing taxpayers billions.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Mayne: as Crown heads to its AGM, plenty of questions to answer

There are many oddities buried in Crown’s annual report, such as John Alexander’s role on the board and why Andrew Demetriou is not up for election.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 13

War, what is it good for? Big bank investments

Some of Australia’s biggest financial institutions stand to make a killing from the return to Iraq.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 13 UNLOCK?

Guinea, Gina and the giant gifts enjoyed by miners

While Gina Rinehart demands that governments get off the back of the beleaguered mining industry, it is enjoying massive subsidies from state governments.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 21 UNLOCK?

Who benefits from the return to Iraq?

The inconsistencies in the case for intervention in Iraq demonstrate how the US and Australia are struggling to see where their real national interests lie.

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BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Volatile jobs numbers break records, maybe not for the right reasons

A big fall in unemployment has more than reversed recent gains, but there are question marks over the figures.

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BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Keane is wrong: we should build subs in Australia

Japan has never exported submarines, and buying off-the-shelf subs could hurt our sovereign capability, writes Professor Goran Roos, chair of Advanced Manufacturing Council.

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HELEN RAZER | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Razer’s Class Warfare: Apple a cruel industrialist in Hillsong Jesus clothing

The emotional incontinence of idiot tech journalists as they fetishise graven images (read: iPhones and Apple Watches) glorifies a god (read: cult leader) that is not as benevolent as it seems.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 33 UNLOCK?

Japanese subs: government makes the right call

It’s time to stop treating defence as a subset of industry policy and source major purchases from wherever we can find best value.

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TRISTAN EDIS | BUSINESS | 11

The sinister, bizarre truth of Brickworks and the Liberals

The latest ICAC findings show how Tony Abbott used business representatives to assist in an elaborate lie to scare the Australian people into voting for him.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 7 UNLOCK?

BHP, Rio Tinto deliberately sinking the price of iron ore

It’s not greedy unionists or meddling governments that have caused a slump in iron ore prices — the smoking gun is in the hands of Rio, BHP, Fortescue and Vale.

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STILGHERRIAN | BUSINESS | 4 UNLOCK?

iSpruik: how Apple maintains the tech hype

The Apple rumour mill is working overtime to keep up with speculation about the imminent release of the iPhone 6. At some point, the obsession with increasingly invasive tech will have to wane…right?

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | BUSINESS | 5

Joyce’s mangy kangaroo must look to Asia for help

In 2011, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce claimed Jetstar was the region’s “leading low cost carrier”. Clearly, this is no longer the case. It’s time for Joyce to eat humble pie, and accept an economic rescue from his south-east Asian counterparts.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

Multimillion-dollar real estate business in limbo amid claims of harassment and fraud

The directors of a digital real estate company have had a bitter falling out, with the courts to decide the company’s fate.

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BUSINESS | 5 UNLOCK?

What crisis? How the ‘purveyors of crisis porn’ pervert our economy

There’s no economic crisis, despite what the doomsters insist. Instead, we have a series of eminently soluble problems, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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