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ADAM SCHWAB | PLAYERS | 2 UNLOCK?

Just how much is Gina Rinehart actually worth?

The crashing coal price and rise of renewable energy sources mean Gine RInehart may not be as wealthy as Forbes and BRW suggest.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Know your ‘colourful businessman’ from your ‘Cup queen’? Take Crikey’s annual tabloid moniker quiz

Have you been paying attention? Take our tabloid monikers quiz!

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: how best to protect good governance when it’s all in the family

Using your position of power to give preferment or benefit to a family member is not normally associated with good governance. Family companies can do it with their own money, but when you are dealing with public companies, not-for-profits or government, it really is best if nepotism at the top is avoided. Rupert Murdoch is arguably […]

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

In which Stephen Mayne takes on Solomon Lew

Stephen Mayne declared himself to be Premier Investments’ “smallest and tallest” shareholder. Solly Lew was not amused.

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CRIKEY INTERN | PLAYERS |

When to hold ’em, when to fold ’em: did Nine fail to disclose a Packer-funded trip?

Channel Nine heaped praise on James Packer’s new Macau casino. But who paid for journalist Ross Greenwood’s trip?

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The tawdry tale of the pokies group that bet against David Walsh — and lost

The tide of public opinion is turning against pokies in Tasmania. And MONA’s David Walsh looks set yet again to come up trumps. Economist and accountant John Lawrence explains.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: farewells and hissyfits of corporate Australia

There is usually more colour in the second half of Australia’s AGM season. Here’s looking forward to that.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: Tens plunges to huge loss, launches capital raising, stays silent on board

Who will stay and who will go on Ten’s board?

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: Rupert risks even more self-inflicted wounds with NRL war

The Murdochs did a lot of damage to rugby league and the game will be better off by reducing their influence, going forward.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: mystery Packer pay packet ends noble volunteering tradition

James Packer steps aside, looks set to draw a tidy pay packet.

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CEOs trump MPs for profligacy, but at least they’re not wasting our money

The Australian PM would only come in about 100 in a list of Australian CEOs if his perks were included with his salary. But CEOs are not funded by the taxpayer. Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy reports.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Company directors swear they’re not trying to stymie journos

The Governance Institute has defended its call to replace company directors’ information with a unique identifying number, saying the measure would be about protecting bigwigs from thieves, not the pesky press.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

‘A proposal to gut journalism in Australia’: corporate directors want less transparency

Company directors no longer want to be named on the ASIC register, but journalists say using unique numbers instead to identify them will make business journalism far harder.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Rinehart doco short on scandal

It was a soft, though interesting, opening for the ABC’s new documentary series on Gina Rinehart and her family history.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: Stokes forgives Kennett’s media history for Seven board gig

Jeff Kennett has been appointed to the board of Seven West Media. This is perhaps unusual, given his hostile relationship with the press during his premiership.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: is the Sun King abdicating? Not exactly …

This latest shuffle is all about incrementally increasing Murdoch family power with the independent checks and balances of competent non-Murdoch managers being cast aside.

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BERNARD KEANE | PLAYERS |

Fullilove for criminal David Petraeus

Lowy executive director Michael Fullilove hates leaks. Except, you know, when it comes to former CIA head David Petraeus.

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If FIFA wanted to avoid trouble, it should have gone into banking

The US prosecution of FIFA is extraordinary hypocrisy from a country that treats systemic and constant criminality by the world’s biggest banks as the financial equivalent of a parking offence, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Secrets of the BRW Rich List revealed

Just how do you determine who the richest people in Australia are?

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Will the free market save the world?

The author of a new book on ethical investing thinks the market will sort out the complicated ethics of money. But freelance journalist James Rose has his doubts …

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How Uber rolled the taxi lobby and won the world

Uber is a mega-success because it is such a snazzy app, right? Wrong, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | PLAYERS |

When to hold ’em and when to fold ’em: Packer doubles down on Japan

Poor old James Packer is not having a great time of it in Macau. But there is another enticing prospect beckoning …

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Stevens finally opens up on the fiscal front

Glenn Stevens has made clear he wants more help from the budget in improving Australia’s tepid economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BERNARD KEANE | PLAYERS |

Government faces fights on multiple fiscal fronts

The government faces fights on multiple fronts on tax and the budget, but doesn’t appear to have coordinated its tactics.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: ACA launches tax attack on Rupert Murdoch

A Current Affair’s attack on the tax-dodging News Corp will not bode well for the media empire’s appearance before a Senate inquiry into tax-dodging today …

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