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BUSINESS | 6

Murray tackles ‘too big to fail’, but are we increasing the risk of failure?

The Murray financial services inquiry recognises we have an issue with “too big to fail” banks — while noting we are increasing the chances of failure through our love affair with property. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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BUSINESS | 3

Murray inquiry bad news for Coalition on super, financial planning

The Murray Financial Services Inquiry warns of the very problems the government is now making worse in financial planning and super — and departs from the holy writ of earlier financial inquiries.

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SALLY WHYTE | BUSINESS | 17

‘I want to work’: youth unemployment on the rise

Australia’s youth unemployment has hit 13.5% and is still rising. Is the minimum wage holding Australia’s young people back — or is it the one thing they have to fall back on?

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 18

Palmer’s pointless red tape hands banks a big win on FOFA

On the day the financial services inquiry is flagging the high cost of vertically integrated wealth management, Clive Palmer looks set to help the government gut consumer protections.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 15

Crunch time: welcome to a key week in this Parliament

This week is the most important week in economic and fiscal policy for years as reforms that will have major long-term benefits face the axe.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS |

Sentiment and realism collide as DJs goes offshore

And so DJs has been sold to the highest bidder — a South African company. What does shareholder Solomon Lew do next?

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BUSINESS | 3

The statistical struggle to get productivity right

The ABS is moving to revise how we understand productivity in one crucial industry, illustrating how complex this important debate really is, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BUSINESS | 5

Prohibitive ASIC fees the enemy of corporate transparency

The government charges exorbitant fees for members of the public to access information about companies and their directors. Jeffrey Knapp, a lecturer in accounting at UNSW, says the result is not nearly enough scrutiny on our corporate citizens.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 4

Fallout from CBA scandal only just beginning

Banks should be quaking in their boots, if the response to the CBA scandal is anything to go by.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 13

Cormann lashes out but the FOFA pain may just be beginning

While the government rails at the industry superannuation sector, Labor is contemplating a second-best option when it comes to the Commonwealth Bank financial planning scandal.

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BUSINESS | 1

The plot thickens surrounding Tinkler’s mysterious buyers

Cibola Capital, a so-called UAE private investment group, has supposedly bought Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm. But freelance writer Kiwa Fisher finds that if you scratch the surface, the tale — and the sale — might not hold up to much scrutiny.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 2

It’s OK, we’ve already got a royal commission into super…

Actually, there is a royal commission underway into superannuation — except it’s part of the government’s anti-union witch-hunt.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | BUSINESS | 15

Crikey list: most memorable books by politicians

Here are some of the best and worst books by Australian politicians in recent times. You be the judge on which one to demand at Christmas time …

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CATHY ALEXANDER | BUSINESS | 15

Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin

A flood of pollies have books coming out, from Julia Gillard to John Howard and Bob Day. We look at what makes for a good read in this tricky genre.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 20

Regulation by mateship — Ian and Mathias show the way in financial planning

We’re headed for an era of mateship-based regulation in financial planning, in which the big banks will get away with as much as they can until governments decide it’s politically unpalatable.

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BUSINESS | 7

Three major speeches offer contrasting economic approaches

Three major speeches from our key economic officials this week offer quite different takes on the task of economic management, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS |

Morning Market Report

A strong start to the financial year across all markets.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 5

In the battle of renewables v traditional generators, winner will take all

Will we ever move on the Renewable Energy Target? Both sides of the debate will fight to the death — and there will only be one winner.

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BUSINESS | 7

Who’s who on the Rich List?

Fairfax’s annual Rich List came out last week, but who’s on it? Where did they make their money? And is there any threat to Gina’s crown? Infographic specialist Jake Stevens breaks it down.

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WILLIAM BOWE | BUSINESS | 5

Tassie may hold the govt to ransom on the RET

Tasmania punches well above its weight in terms of political influence — and the state’s aluminium smelting industry is not happy with keeping the Renewable Energy Target.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 4

FOFA repeal flaw means conflicted remuneration is back

A problem in the drafting of the government’s FOFA repeal regulation means conflicted remuneration can continued to be paid to financial planners even in circumstances where the government claims it is prohibited.

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Economy coming off the boil as Stevens sets things straight for the markets

The economy is losing steam in the second quarter of the year, and the budget didn’t help. But RBA governor Glenn Stevens says interest rates will be steady for a long time to come, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MARCUS PADLEY | BUSINESS |

Morning Market Report

A strong start to the financial year on local and international markets.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 6

Age of entitlement lingers in one industry

The Australian aluminium smelting industry is dying, and the reasons have nothing to do with the Renewable Energy Target.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2

Solomon Lew’s clever — and technically legal — play for DJs true to form

Solomon Lew is no stranger to the revenge business — and he usually ends up getting what he wants.

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