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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS | 13 UNLOCK?

Meet the finance academic preaching AGL-onomics

Is Queensland’s electricity grid caught in a death spiral due to its use of solar power? There are some flaws in the good professor’s argument …

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS | 22 UNLOCK?

Mayne: Murdoch rent-seeking reaches new high point in Victorian campaign

What the Herald Sun wants, it gets. But should politicians be bullied by a Murdoch tabloid into big spending commitments five days out from an election?

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS | 6 UNLOCK?

Murdoch and the Saudi prince: Mayne plots the scenarios

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he “never votes” against Rupert Murdoch. But Crikey’s founder finds that the numbers don’t quite stack up …

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS | 9 UNLOCK?

Mayne: even the Saudi Prince has turned on Rupert — not that you’d read it in the media

Rupert Murdoch protected his own at News Corp’s AGM, but if he had not gerrymandered the voting shares, he himself could have been chucked off News Corp’s board.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS | 7

Mayne v Murdoch round two: Rupert addresses that infamous Crikey leak

Crikey’s founder certainly brought the hard questions to News Corp’s octogenarian chairman — and it turns out Rupert Murdoch reads Crikey with a close eye.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS | 8

Mayne takes on Murdoch in fiery Fox showdown in LA

Rupert Murdoch’s dictatorial control over shareholders is reprehensible for a company that has made billions out of free speech.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: Cabcharge investors close ranks as turbulent AGM approaches

Despite what some are calling a “benign” AGM season, Cabcharge seems set on a course for catastrophe.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: succession planning challenges for the Commonwealth Bank board

Scandals and secrets within the Commonwealth Bank of Australia leave the board of directors scrambling to find a suitable successor.

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GLENN DYER | PLAYERS |

Hacking, bribery fallout fells more Murdoch journos

There is bad news all round for Rupert Murdoch’s UK papers, with two journalists convicted of bribery and phone hacking, the “fake sheikh” under the microscope and The Sun’s sales falling to a 43-year-low.

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ADAM SCHWAB | PLAYERS | 1

Hail to the chief: the top five CEOs money can buy

It pays to remember that not all CEOs are driven by avarice and self-interest. Presenting the five most investor-friendly CEOs in Australia …

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS | 1

Mayne: sleeping chairman finally agrees to go … in 12 months

As aging Aurizon Holdings chairman John Prescott finally falls on his sword, Stephen Mayne looks around for more dead wood to cut.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: director protests overshadowing remuneration issues at AGMs

Protest votes are on the rise in AGM season. Is it a sign of a wider malaise?

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: why is the Oz spinning for an overpaid and underworked Rinehart?

Gina Rinehart’s abysmal attendance record at Ten Network board meetings has been conveniently omitted from the glowing coverage of her in The Australian.

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Tinkler’s studs go to auction, with creditors — and the ATO — lining up

Former billionaire Nathan Tinkler will try to unload four horse properties — but with numerous outstanding debts, it’s unlikely Tinkler will get to keep much of the cash. Property Observer’s Jonathan Chancellor and Crikey’s Paddy Manning report.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Companies for old men: the codgers who refuse to let go of their boards

Is it ageist to suggest companies might be better off electing at least a few younger faces to their boards? You know, so we don’t have quite so many executives dying on the job …

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

What does James Packer really want with the Rabbitohs?

What does noted Roosters supporter James Packer want with South Sydney? And will the gambling mogul change the working-class, anti-pokies ethos at Souths?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

What we know about the man likely to be the next SBS chair

Not much is known about the man said to be the new SBS chair. Crikey trawled through the archives to find out what we could.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: Gina Rinehart the wildcard at upcoming Fairfax AGM

Will Roger Corbett be staying on as chairman of the Fairfax board? Or more importantly: does Gina Rinehart want him to?

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Time for Max to face his own axe at Southern Cross

The Southern Cross Media AGM in a couple of weeks is likely to be a boisterous affair, with shareholders having plenty to complain about.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Twiggy stands by indigenous jobs plan, but exact numbers murky

Employers have pledged more than 64,000 jobs for indigenous Australians, but finding out whether those pledges have been followed through proves tricky.

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SALLY WHYTE | PLAYERS |

The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.

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GLENN DYER | PLAYERS |

Rupert in the poorhouse? Murdoch’s salary falls at Fox

Like millions of workers around the world, Rupert Murdoch’s salary is not keeping up with inflation. Poor dear.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

(Graeme) Wood for the trees: Tassie’s psycho forest wars reignite

Tasmania’s woodchip industry is uncompetitive, overseas demand has dried up, and Australian plants are closing. So why on earth are loggers still talking about the closed Triabunna woodchip mill as if it could be reopened?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

‘The money isn’t there’: why the NRL and AFL won’t double their deals this time round

At the last round of negotiations, both the NRL and AFL added hundreds of millions to their broadcast rights deals. But today, the NRL is pulling in fewer viewers, while cash-strapped networks are looking unlikely to hand out more for the AFL.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Eddie Obeid, Wesfarmers, dilutionary placements and an Arrium debacle

The latest deal surrounding agribusiness operator Elders proves that not all shareholders are created equal.

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