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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1

National Indigenous Times placed into administration after unpaid legal bill

The country’s most awarded indigenous publication, the National Indigenous Times, is in serious risk of closure after parent company Destiny Publications was placed into administration earlier this week.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 13

Mayne: Newman must kick assets to reduce Qld’s debt

Privatisation has always been the most effective method of moving state budgets back into the black.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 10

The Glencore tax gaffe the media can’t tell you about

Glencore took a risk appointing the former head of BP as its director of environment and safety. But a blunder committed while under Chatham House rules suggests he remains as gaffe-prone as ever.

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BUSINESS | 44

Workplace deaths: Abbott punts a macabre political football

As Abbott moves to decrease “red tape” in the mining and construction industries, has this increased workplace deaths? Freelance journalist Alan Austin explains.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

Mayne: AFR spins it for Westfield, Lowy

Questionable journalistic practices abound in The Australian Financial Review’s coverage of the recent Westfield restructure.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 56

‘Catch-22′ — the paradox of peak oil in a volatile market

So long as economic growth is dependent on fossil fuels, we will suffer the gyrations of an increasingly volatile oil market.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS |

Fairfax finally takes over MMP, claws back lost property ad revenues

Fairfax’s long-awaited takeover of Metro Media Publishing is complete, taking to $175 million the amount of money the company has spent buying back property-advertising revenues in the past decade.

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Crikey Blogs | BUSINESS |

Cycling: how do Australian cities compare with Paris?

Cycling along the Seine may have a certain je ne sais quois, but Australia’s inner city cyclists are keen to close the gap.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

Mayne: thin-skinned Stokes’ blunders on display after failed bid to block biography

Kerry Stokes’ thin-skinned decision to meet biography with biography backfired spectacularly, with more of the media mogul’s private life before the public eye than ever.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 7

Watchdog or Lapdog: business journalism is faltering while other investigations rise

Business journalists don’t rate ASIC to hold businesses to account, so believe their work to be vital. But it’s declining, at the same time papers devote more time to other investigations. Legal challenges, and the concerns of advertisers, take their toll.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 7

A $100 billion investment with no proper tender: Defence hurtles down a familiar path

Australia’s submarine program could easily cost $100 billion over the coming decades. But the Department of Defence is repeating yesterday’s mistakes, embarking on a rushed purchase from an unproven supplier.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2

Watchdog or Lapdog: what makes a good business journalist?

Business journalists can be dogged by self-doubt and the perennial threat of redundancy. The good ones persevere with a potent mix of curiosity, good humour and a belief in the public interest.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 2

Mayne: Fairfax and Alan Jones strange bedfellows in radio merger

The merger of Fairfax and Macquarie radio is one of the most under-reported stories from the Christmas-New Year break.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 1

Mayne: News Corp publishes flattering bio of a billionaire — but which one?

Andrew Rule’s biography on billionaire Kerry Stokes is a curious exercise in vanity publishing.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS |

Watchdog or Lapdog: are journalists anti-business?

Could the political leanings of a journalist affect the way they cover business stories? It could be a bigger factor than it seems.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 13

Has a resurgent zombie WorkChoices come to eat your penalty rates?

The spectre of WorkChoices visits again as employers and industry groups lobby for industrial relations reform.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS | 1

Will 2015 mark the beginning of the end for the old boys’ club?

Despite ostensible progress toward diversifying Australian boardrooms with younger blood, many companies continue to appoint older directors.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 9

Watchdog or Lapdog: why did financial journos fail to see the GFC coming?

Almost none of Australia’s business journalists sounded notes of caution in early 2007. How did they get it so spectacularly wrong?

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 32

25 years on, Hawke’s climate change crisis still ignored by Australian govt

The problem was there 25 years ago, but Australia still lags behind the rest of the world in the struggle against climate change.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 6

Watchdog or Lapdog: why should you read the business pages?

Now that the dust has settled on the global financial crisis, we have to ask ourselves: is our business press holding the powerful to account? Is it more watchdog or lapdog? And what is the point of business journalism, anyway?

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

Mayne: shareholder resolutions bring big four banks to carbon disclosure table

The formation of the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility represents the first serious grassroots attempt to improve shareholder democracy in Australia.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS |

Kerry Stokes will be asking Santa for a much better 2015

The billionaire is under attack on four fronts, with the media business and oil and gas draining his wealth.

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ADAM SCHWAB | BUSINESS |

Adam Schwab’s business winners and losers of 2014

From spectacular collapses to executives who never give up, 2014 was a busy year in the business pages. Let’s look at those who made it all possible.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS |

What’s the point of a tax debate when the miners run tax policy?

The government is entering a tax debate looking like the pawn of multinational mining companies. It is a dangerous position to be in.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | BUSINESS |

Mayne: Ten is in big trouble, with takeover still uncertain

Ten has performed woefully in the last year, but shareholders overwhelmingly rejected Crikey’s founder’s board tilt.

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