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BUSINESS | 3

News Corp leak points to systemic problems, say business experts

Legal threats and bluster only made things worse for News Corp in the face of Crikey’s investigation, SmartCompany deputy editor Eloise Keating reports.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 13

Cooking with gas: LNG pipeline proposed to supply east coast

APA wants to build a billion-dollar pipeline to connect the gas supply in the Northern Territory with the east coast. And that might not be such a bad idea …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 1

‘The pay deal is terrible’: Fairfax journos lose money but keep their grades

Fairfax’s union members have finally negotiated an EBA with management, swallowing “lousy” pay increases for the ability to maintain their conditions.

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DAVID LLEWELLYN-SMITH | BUSINESS | 5

Iron ore prices are down, down — and it’s going to get a lot worse

The Chinese building boom was unprecedented in scope and swiftness. The bad news? The bust will be of the same magnitude.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 4

Fair Work outperforms WorkChoices, leaves Treasurer strangely silent

The national accounts show labour productivity has surged. The numbers, however, have received very different interpretations, and there’s been a strange silence on productivity, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 7

Big banks in collusion, says former big bank director

A former chairman of Woolworths and director of ANZ has unleashed an unprecedented spray against the big four banks — and against the big two supermarkets.

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BUSINESS | 1

Weaker growth in June quarter rounds off a middling economic year

The economy slowed back to 2013 growth levels in the June quarter, today’s national accounts show, but labour productivity continues to perform strongly.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 14

End of the mining tax guarantees more tax for the poor

The government’s delay in lifting compulsory super contributions means low and middle income earners will pay more tax.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS |

Essential: terrorism hype working well

Australians believe the terrorism threat is growing, but still support multiculturalism and a non-discriminatory immigration policy, today’s Essential Report shows.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | BUSINESS | 2

Kim Williams goes to the dogs (tastefully, of course)

This morning Kim Williams launched his new book, Rules of Engagement, which focuses more on family, wine, sport and good living, rather than his tumble from the News Corp roost.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 1

Why is Colin Barnett the only one who wants a gas hub at James Price Point?

James Price Point looms as another zombie fossil fuel project — but that’s not stopping the WA Premier.

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CHRIS SEAGE | BUSINESS | 2

Sex addict neurosurgeon bought cocaine from brothel, leaked docs show

Former neurosurgeon Suresh Nair, who was found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a prostitute in his apartment, bought drugs from a brothel in Sydney, new documents reveal.

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Mayne: 170 business losers take out the trash

Some companies like to wait until the last possible minute to take out the (financial) garbage.

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 1

Kim Williams’ lucrative gift to News keeping the empire afloat

News Corp’s relentless attacks on former CEO Kim Williams belie a fundamental truth: Williams’ management of Foxtel was a financial boon for the company.

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GUY RUNDLE | BUSINESS | 10

Rundle: Pyne’s bizarre free speech rhetoric a dog whistle to the IPA

Free speech on university campuses is crucial — but only if said free speech aligns with the government’s rhetoric.

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BEN SANDILANDS | BUSINESS |

Qantas v Virgin: the kick-and-gouge, cut-throat brawl

Qantas isn’t the only airline in financial strife, as Virgin Australia releases its latest financial results.

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BUSINESS | 18

The strange silence of the business community on the gutting of the RET

The business community is oddly silent as the government goes about killing investment and jobs as part of its ideological hatred of renewable energy.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 2

The murky world of Tinkler’s Maules Creek approval revealed

More corruption and skulduggery has emerged in ICAC hearings, with Nathan Tinkler involved in much of it.

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 6

The foreign copyright cartel goes gunning for Aussie ISPs

The copyright cartel’s local front wants to impose a draconian anti-piracy scheme on local ISPs, a paper obtained by Crikey reveals.

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PADDY MANNING | BUSINESS | 3

Tinkler’s last roll of the dice to get back into the coal game

Nathan Tinkler wants back into the coal industry. But with three days left to raise some $40 million, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

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BUSINESS | 2

How long can News Corp keep up the juggling act?

News Corp has been able to shelter its financial health thanks to some wily tax planning, but if the company is finally compelled to swing the axe, Amplify will be the first to go. Glenn Dyer and Paddy Manning report.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | BUSINESS | 3

The Oz’s attacks on the Press Council put media freedom at risk

The Australian’s editorials have mused about leaving the Press Council, but News Corp can’t officially do so without four years’ notice. It could, however, gut the watchdog by undermining its authority. And that may well be the strategy …

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BERNARD KEANE | BUSINESS | 17

Budget sales bungle was built in from the start

Fairness, infrastructure, or emergency management? The problems with the government’s explanation of its budget were consolidated even before budget night.

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DAVID LLEWELLYN-SMITH | BUSINESS | 7

Why Australia’s business boffins need to stop worshipping the confidence fairy

If Australia’s esteemed economics experts are looking for a confidence problem, they shouldn’t blame risk-averse businesses. The answer is much closer to home …

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GLENN DYER | BUSINESS | 6

Are News’ Australian newspapers really doing better than last year?

News Corp executives have continually dismissed Crikey’s explosive revelation that things were not so peachy in 2012-13 with the assertion that 2013-14 was the year it all turned around. But a look through this year’s report suggests that might not be so …

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