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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

A Fairfax bid for Ten would be corporate suicide

There is no upside to buying Channel Ten — the network is an absolute basket case, and it does not look like there is a way to turn things around.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

‘Bolt and News Corp want a pound of something’: defamation case kicks off

David Barrows, an accountant and recently graduated lawyer, is representing himself as he sues News Corp and Andrew Bolt. The case starts in Melbourne today.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

Trade officials gather in Canberra — to undermine the national interest

Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 10 UNLOCK?

Your quick guide to multinational tax dodging

Multinational tax avoidance is a truly massive problem — but defining it is the first of many challenges.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 14 UNLOCK?

Who needs subs? Fairfax turns to reporter-only model

Can Fairfax’s papers survive without subeditors? The company’s giving it a red-hot go, as it entirely removes the function at three rural newspapers in New South Wales.

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COMPANIES | 23

The ANU’s in good company — whatever Abbott might advise investors

The ANU’s fossil fuel divestment strategy is hardly novel — plenty of investors are bailing out of fossil fuel stocks, and for more than just moral reasons, write Glenn Dyer, Bernard Keane and Paddy Manning.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 1

CPSU accuses SBS of ‘washing its hands’ of its workers

SBS says no workers will lose their jobs as a result of outsourcing its play-out facilities. But the CPSU says it can’t guarantee that.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

Oz v AFR: Why News Corp thinks it’s winning the battle for business readers

If Fairfax blinks, News Corp could corner a national monopoly on business news. Circulation figures show why The Australian has moved on the AFR’s turf.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | 9 UNLOCK?

Companies for old men: the codgers who refuse to let go of their boards

Is it ageist to suggest companies might be better off electing at least a few younger faces to their boards? You know, so we don’t have quite so many executives dying on the job …

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

The Oz takes fight to the Fin (again) with beefed-up business section

The Australian is betting on business, with its new section designed to kick Fairfax’s Financial Review where it counts.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Mayne’s guide to media company AGMs this season

With Peter Costello, Gina Rinehart and Kerry Stokes all entering the fray, it’s shaping up to be an AGM season of big personalities and even bigger corporate adjustments.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | 5 UNLOCK?

Mayne: Transurban out-plays Victorian governments of all stripes

City Link has been one of the worst deals any government anywhere has ever negotiated on behalf of its motorists.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 2 UNLOCK?

What does James Packer really want with the Rabbitohs?

What does noted Roosters supporter James Packer want with South Sydney? And will the gambling mogul change the working-class, anti-pokies ethos at Souths?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 14 UNLOCK?

News Corp CEO thinks you should wait patiently for Game of Thrones

News Corp CEO Robert Thomson explains why he supports Essendon, points to good news in the Herald Sun and says you can wait 24 damn hours for your fix of Westeros.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 6 UNLOCK?

What we know about the man likely to be the next SBS chair

Not much is known about the man said to be the new SBS chair. Crikey trawled through the archives to find out what we could.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | 4 UNLOCK?

Mayne: Gina Rinehart the wildcard at upcoming Fairfax AGM

Will Roger Corbett be staying on as chairman of the Fairfax board? Or more importantly: does Gina Rinehart want him to?

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COMPANIES | 6 UNLOCK?

Myer is My Disaster: can anyone save the ailing retail giant?

Myer has been on a long, slow journey to fashion irrelevance. A former Myer executive says it can be saved — but current boss Bernie Brookes is probably not the man for the job.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 8 UNLOCK?

Glencore’s ugly tax rorts have real consequences

Glencore, currently pursuing Rio Tinto, is one of the world’s most unconscionable tax dodgers.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

Glencore should think twice before making a play for Rio Tinto

A Glencore tilt at Rio Tinto would be a very bold move. But as the BHP Billiton merger proves, a mega-miner is not necessarily a good investment.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES | UNLOCK?

Time for Max to face his own axe at Southern Cross

The Southern Cross Media AGM in a couple of weeks is likely to be a boisterous affair, with shareholders having plenty to complain about.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters harden their hearts on the budget

Voters are increasingly opposed to key budget initiatives but the government’s primary vote is staying in touch with Labor’s, today’s Essential Report shows.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 11 UNLOCK?

No fairytale ending for The Bachelor‘s Blake and Sam — but what of Ten?

The Bachelor was a welcome success for Channel Ten, but not enough of a hit to drag the network out of its slump.

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Seven demands a sneak peek of Sunrise producer’s tell-all

Seven wants an advance copy of Adam Boland’s new book. Despite his assurances there’s nothing in it to worry about, the network has taken him to court to get it.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 3

Twiggy stands by indigenous jobs plan, but exact numbers murky

Employers have pledged more than 64,000 jobs for indigenous Australians, but finding out whether those pledges have been followed through proves tricky.

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | 1

Murdochs’ golden handshake packages more like platinum

Ever wondered about the value of Rupert and James Murdoch’s retirement pension and termination packages? SPOILER ALERT: They’re worth more than a gold watch.

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