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ERIC BEECHER | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

Beecher: the thrill of power

In the final installment of a five-part series, Private Media’s publisher looks at how media moguls wield power behind closed doors, and influence important societal outcomes.

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Royal commission attack on industry super comes a cropper

The trade union royal commission has attacked industry super funds at the exact moment new evidence emerges of how strongly they outperform bank-run retail super, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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What the ‘phenomenal’ small business write-off is really worth

Get ready for a lot more asset write-off announcements in future, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

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Business bites: Woolies’ cheap chop … red tape cops … Syriza flops …

Woolies sacks top brass. And other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 15 UNLOCK?

Iron ore inquiry is populism from a fair-weather free-market friend

What exactly would an iron ore inquiry achieve other than satisfy the populist cravings of a government that once cheered on the big miners? Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer explain.

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COMPANIES | 4 UNLOCK?

How Uber rolled the taxi lobby and won the world

Uber is a mega-success because it is such a snazzy app, right? Wrong, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

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Business bites: dollar bites … airlines take flight … Saudi might …

OPEC is sticking it to US shale-oil producers. And other business tidbits of the day.

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COMPANIES | 12 UNLOCK?

Why Hockey’s small business splurge is a waste of money

Treasurer Joe Hockey announced some overly generous budget packages for Australian small businesses. This is a mistake, writes freelance journalist and economist Jason Murphy.

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COMPANIES | 5 UNLOCK?

Business bites: El Nino’s impact doubles … stuck in a budget bubble … TPP in trouble …

Senior Abbott darlings will avoid having to answer sticky questions about the budget. And other business tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

No talking! Journos’ questions must be in writing in budget lockup

Want to ask a Treasury official a question about the hundreds of pages of budget documents in front of you? Put it in writing.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 23 UNLOCK?

Hockey’s homage to Rupert crowns a humiliating day

After a rough 24 hours Joe Hockey decided to take the unusual step of a media conference the afternoon before the budget. But what exactly was he announcing?

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Business bites: 2015 budget … will Hockey fudge it? … or maybe misjudge it? …

Why there’s nothing interesting left to say about the 2015 budget. And other business tidbits of the day

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | 7 UNLOCK?

Sky to sack the lefties and pinkos when Rupert’s in charge

News Corp wants to take over Sky News — and it plans to make it more right-wing … er… “mainstream”.

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Mayne: NAB shows Slaters, Stokes and Gerry Harvey how to do a fair capital raising

The rich and varied tapestry of capital raisings in corporate Australia …

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 14

Hockey scrambles to deliver Rupert his Netflix tax

The government has abandoned plans to improve the integrity of our multinational company tax system - except in the one area where Rupert Murdoch wants it.

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COMPANIES | 6

Don’t be afraid of the vampire squid

How worried should we be about a credit rating downgrade? Not much, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Incoming Fairfax chairman on hold pending ACMA paperwork

Incoming Fairfax chairman Nick Falloon isn’t actually on the Fairfax board yet — because someone didn’t get regulatory approval in time. Now the company is sweating on ACMA finalising the paperwork, write Myriam Robin and Bernard Keane.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 2

Stevens issues warning on misconduct

Even through phrased in polite central banker language, yesterday Glenn Stevens made clear to the big banks that the RBA doesn’t trust them as much as it used to, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES |

A tale of two possibilities? Seven in Telstra talks and rights issue

Why was UBS’ chief talking takeover turkey if Seven West Media has a rights issue in the offing?

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 7

Has the tax discussion taken us further away from reform?

With most sensible options ruled out, we’ve gone backwards on tax reform, not forwards.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | COMPANIES |

Mayne: Slaters capital raising confirms unfair system for retail investors

Capital raising’s two-tier system leaves small shareholders behind the eight ball as institutional investors clean up.

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | 2

Business bites: car-policy slash drives rise … Fortescue not so wise … Flash Cash Guy

Axing of salary-sacrifice tax policy leads to earnings rise, Fortescue reveals its desperation, plus other business tidbits of the day.

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CHRIS SEAGE | COMPANIES | 2

No more ‘brick walls’: tax complaints outsourced to watchdog

Tax complaints will no longer go to the Commonwealth Ombudsman, instead being handled by the Inspector-General of Taxation. And that is great news for taxpayers.

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No news is good news for incumbent on ABC and SBS contracts

While big savings are expected from the renegotiation of transmission contracts by the ABC and SBS, there’s been no tender process for contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Bernard Keane and Myriam Robin write.

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3AW the bright spot in the dying gasp for Fairfax’s radio empire

Today’s radio ratings mark the final indictment on Fairfax’s management of its radio assets, write Crikey reporters Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin.

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