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BUSINESS | 2 UNLOCK?

In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

Tasmania’s judges just don’t have a bad word to say about John Gay. How is it the former Gunns boss can run a company again, asks business director and commentator John Addis.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Corporate watchdog fails to pass a conflict of interest test of its own

How ASIC handles conflicts of interest when it relies on swapping staff with industry is key to perceptions of the regulator. And the story is not a good one.

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GUY RUNDLE | BUSINESS | 1 UNLOCK?

Rundle: we, robot, the industrial revolution’s ultimate design

Robots are becoming very good at aping human behaviour — perhaps because they have become proxies for the uniform worker drone in factories. Robots are familiar to us because we have become mechanised.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

The market rose after a trifecta of good economic data, better-than-expected corporate earnings from Yahoo, and confirmation from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that the central bank would continue supporting the economic recovery.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 13

Liberals, in denial over O’Farrell’s error, should learn from this

As NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell heads for the exit, shooting the messenger won’t help the Liberals. Incestuous links with business will continue to inflict damage on the party, especially in a party branch as inept as NSW.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 7 UNLOCK?

How to fuel a Badgerys Creek airport — keep on truckin’

A new airport at Badgery’s Creek will need jet fuel, and lots of it. Getting it there will be an infrastructure and transport challenge, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

Minerals Council raked over the coals for troubled PR campaign

The Minerals Council has a new pro-coal PR campaign, but it seems to be a flop. We factcheck “Australians for Coal”.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

Journalism, or just good PR? Meet Australia’s newest media publisher

ANZ is the first bank to set up a corporate newsroom in Australia. Is it just a PR exercise, or will it do good journalism? And should readers trust it? Crikey went to the launch.

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The Packers, a lost heir and the end of the media dynasties

Did Sir Frank Packer have another son? Bridget Griffen-Foley updates the family story — and documents the downfall of media dynasties — in a new foreword to her Packer biography.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets are shaky across Europe, as the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 2

Calculating compliance: how ASIC ‘enforced’ financial advice laws

ASIC has failed to respond to serious allegations about its enforcement of the law on financial planning. Crikey examines the damning evidence against the corporate watchdog.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Good news for TPG shareholders, courtesy of the NBN.

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BUSINESS | 4

Will the TPP feed consumers to the wolves of Wall Street?

Two new trade deals threaten financial protections for consumers, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer. The wolves are still at the door of Wall Street.

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BUSINESS | 14

Pensions, superannuation and the Education of Joe

A debate on changes to the retirement age is welcome, but it’s more complicated than it appears, according to Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer. And watch out for vested interests …

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BUSINESS | 17

Chop negative gearing and there’s savings for buyers and the budget

Negative gearing is costing the government billions but is doing absolutely nothing to boost supply. Let’s get rid of it, writes economist and MacroBusiness commentator Leith van Onselen.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

The dollar finished slightly weaker, while local markets stayed stable.

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GILES PARKINSON | BUSINESS | 14

IPCC puts more heat on Abbott’s anti-science climate policies

The IPCC says action on climate change is urgent but affordable. The Abbott government says it will “wait and see”, all the while dismantling the mechanisms that could achieve higher targets.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 12 UNLOCK?

ASIC, financial planners and nightmare-based regulation

When it came to Commonwealth Bank financial planners ripping off clients, regulation was all a bit too hard for the corporate regulator ASIC.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 10 UNLOCK?

A ‘fair go’ for the West, but is outer Sydney good enough for News Corp?

As News Corp champions western Sydney, where it sells 25% of its total NSW circulation, it’s moving its journalists to to the CBD. Long-time western Sydney resident Mark Latham is sceptical.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

Markets stayed steady despite disappointing forecasts for Coca Cola and the Ten Network.

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Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

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CARA WATERS | BUSINESS | 1

Australia’s newest billionaire: Scott Farquhar on making a fortune in tech

You can still make a fortune in tech if you play your cards right, says our newest billionaire.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

One out of Ten: pessimism on ads, but cash to build programming

Ten bosses are trying to stay optimistic about their chances of clawing back revenue — at least according to the network’s latest results.

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Strong economic data, but will the RBA take away the punch bowl?

Fresh data shows that monthly volatility aside, the labour market is performing much more strongly than in 2013 — good news for Joe Hockey despite his gloomy forecasts, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS | UNLOCK?

Morning Market Report

A strong day on local markets, buoyed by news of a David Jones takeover.

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