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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 20 UNLOCK?

War on Terror keeps the terrorist cash cycle going

Despite what the government might say, Australian taxpayers have been directly and indirectly helping fund terrorism for years.

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ADAM SCHWAB | BUSINESS | 3 UNLOCK?

What did Demetriou know and when did he know it?

Former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has consistently said he did not tell Essendon’s president the club was under investigation. But two high-profile people have testified otherwise under oath.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 59

Woe is Joe: or, how the budget narrative was lost

Joe Hockey’s woes this week reflect how the government’s budget narrative barely survived budget night.

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BUSINESS | 4

Kite flying with Dick Warburton: junk economics to push a barrow

The government has commissioned Dick Warburton to conduct an independent review of the Renewable Energy Target. But “independent” might be something of a stretch …

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 9

Why Telstra’s David Thodey is filthy, filthy rich

Along with its strong full-year profit results, Telstra today published its remuneration report for 2013-14. It shows David Thodey’s total remuneration in the five full years since he became chief executive in May 2009 has reached $33 million.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 2

Finding tomorrow’s river of gold: Fairfax ties its future to property

Property and asset sales have led a Fairfax recovery, but it’s more precarious than it looks.

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BUSINESS | 8

In ‘high-wage, high-cost’ Australia, workers are going backwards

Australians’ real wages are falling — which is bad news for domestic demand but great news for business when coupled with productivity growth.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 4

Recent bad news, but CommBank still making money hand over fist

The Commonwealth Bank appears to have successfully weathered recent storms, with today’s accounts confirming it remains an impregnable money-making machine.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 31

Another attack on the low-paid the last thing the Coalition needs

The call for the removal of penalty rates is the wrong fight at the wrong time for the government, which is why it was shut down quick smart yesterday.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 8

Fugitive CSG emissions are no big deal, right? Wrong.

You may have heard that the amount of methane that leaks into the atmosphere is similar to the amount produced by four cows. Not so fast …

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 2

ABS cuts could undermine jobs data accuracy

Budget cuts mean there’s a question mark over how accurate the new set of jobs data really is, Glenn Dyer writes.

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BUSINESS | 29

Stop whining and focus on fairness: a letter to Joe Hockey

If Joe Hockey wants to make his life a little easier, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer can offer some tips.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 3

Rio throws down the gauntlet on iron ore

Rio Tinto is reporting spectacular profits, and it has no plans to slow down production of iron ore, even though prices are falling.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 3

Relax, the unemployment figures are not so bad

Oh no, Australia’s unemployment is at a 12-year high! But if you look more deeply into the figures, you’ll find things aren’t so dire after all …

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‘We know where we’re going’: Murdoch calms the horses on Time Warner bid

All anyone wanted to talk about at the Fox briefing was the Time Warner bid, Crikey business writers Glenn Dyer and Paddy Manning report.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 4

‘The bust is already here’: can Rinehart make Galilee coal profitable?

GVK Hancock is betting a lot on its Galilee Basin coal project. But with angry neighbours and falling coal prices, will they really hit pay dirt?

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BUSINESS | 1

Evidence suggests an economy tracking below trend

Data this week shows the economy has slowed in the June quarter, maybe significantly, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2

The curious case of Galilee Basin coal

Despite falling demand for coal and enormous climate consequences, the Abbott and Newman governments are pushing full steam ahead to open the world’s biggest coal mines.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 8

Transurban’s (toll) road to riches

You might want to buy shares in Transurban — the company is flush with your cash anyway.

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ADAM SCHWAB | BUSINESS | 3

Will Freelancer’s fortunes float?

Freelancer claims it is “the world’s largest online marketplace for outsourcing, freelancing and crowdsourcing services”. But is it?

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STILGHERRIAN | BUSINESS | 6

Twitter not as popular as you think

Everyone who’s anyone is on Twitter, right? Well …

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 16

Think of the children: govt grasps at straws to sell budget

A desperate government won’t get much help from the Business Council when it comes to intergenerational issues.

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Australia must focus — or become an economic also-ran

The government must embrace globalisation and digitalisation, and demonstrate focus and courage, to address a sharp decline in competitiveness, writes The Mandarin publisher Tom Burton.

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BUSINESS | 10

No place for artists in online copyright debate

John Ferris from Ministry of Sound Australia disagrees with the suggestion that filesharing will stop if content makers “just make stuff available”.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 9

The next subprime mortgage crisis in the making

We’re not as immune from the mortgage lending laws that triggered the Global Financial Crisis as we might think.

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