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BEN SANDILANDS | PLAYERS |

Virgin’s blues no match for the deterioration of Qantas

Virgin released its own set of bad numbers today — but the spotlight continues to shine on a Qantas in crisis.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Qantas shocker: $252m loss, 5000 jobs cut, shares slump … over to Abbott

Qantas has lost $252 million in the last six months and will soon lose 5000 more jobs. But CEO Alan Joyce keeps his job. Crikey’s business editor examines the wreckage.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

Qantas is to cut 5000 more jobs and to cut capex by $1 billion in the 2015 and 2016 financial years.

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BERNARD KEANE | PLAYERS |

Will ASIC try again on Gay’s Gunns insider trading proceeds?

Former Gunns chairman John Gay isn’t off the hook yet: ASIC has revealed in Senate Estimates it could still prosecute after his insider trading conviction.

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PLAYERS |

Stop talking about gender diversity and actually hire women

Women are still woefully underrepresented on Australian boards and at the top Australian companies. Women’s Agenda’s Georgina Dent says the solution isn’t a best-practice resources kit — it’s hiring women.

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ADAM SCHWAB | PLAYERS |

As Cootes is grounded, Rowsthorn heads back to the top

Behind the grounding of truck fleet Cootes was one of the worst floats in Australian history. The company’s parent McAleese crashed on the sharemarket under former Asciano boss Mark Rowsthorn.

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PLAYERS |

Qantas upgraded to bailout class: inside the plush pollies’ lounge

Politicians have been enjoying the largesse of Qantas for years, from membership to the exclusive Chairman’s Lounge to free flight upgrades. Business writer and director John Addis says now it’s time to pay the piper.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

Markets stabilise as results season draws to a close.

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BEN SANDILANDS | PLAYERS |

Flying monkeys: Qantas wish list won’t save Joyce’s management

Alan Joyce has said the Qantas Sale Act is preventing the national carrier from further capital raising. This is nonsense.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Mayne: conflicts of interest and the financial services inquiry

Is there a potential conflict of interest for former Commonwealth Bank CEO David Murray when he conducts a review of Australia’s financial system?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Schapelle Corby’s $3m payday — or will she be smart and shut up?

Schapelle Corby could net the biggest payout in Australian TV tell-all history once she’s released from her Bali prison. But the convicted drug smuggler also has good reason not to say anything.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | PLAYERS |

How to beat the taxman and stay out of jail

The Tax Office is targeting people who’ve missed a tax return — even if it was a decade ago when they were in school. Here’s what the ATO is up to and how to avoid a hefty fine if you’ve done nothing wrong.

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CARA WATERS | PLAYERS |

Fair Work bullied witnesses to secure win, Gary Morgan claims

Pollster Gary Morgan isn’t taking a Federal Court judgment against his family trust lying down, making allegations of witnesses being threatened and intimidated.

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MARGARET SIMONS | PLAYERS |

Wood bets on Guardian, so what now for philanthropic media?

The Global Mail’s experiment in philanthropic journalism via Graeme Wood looks doomed. So what did we learn about funding journalism in the future?

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JASON WHITTAKER | PLAYERS |

Kim’s big win: $95k in Williams v Fairfax defo case

Former News Corporation CEO Kim Williams has won his defamation case against Fairfax and has been awarded $95,000 for a front-page splash by reporter Joe Aston.

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ADAM SCHWAB | PLAYERS |

A letter from my $300m yacht: stop persecuting richies like Jews

An uber-rich venture capitalist has broken cover from the mysterious world of big money to hit out at the persecution of richies — just like the Jews in World World II. Seriously.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

A quiet day on the markets thanks to a public holiday in the US.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Murdoch family civil war, but don’t write off Rupert yet

The relationship revelations from within the Murdoch family have been particularly juicy over the summer, but those writing off Rupert are doing so prematurely.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

Markets remain quiet as traders wait for the latest GDP figures from China and the US.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

Markets remained subdued as the Aussie dollar sunk to a 14-year low.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

Local markets were buoyed on the back of quarterly reports released by our biggest resources companies.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

Trouble on the horizon for resources companies, with forecasts revised in in the face of falling demand.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

A fairly significant fall in the local market, but the Sensis sale announcement wasn’t to blame.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

A big start to the year, with Foxtel leaving the ASX and Telstra selling off the majority of Sensis.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Winkler, Creasy, Palmer, the Kirbys: Rich Listers to watch in 2014

Who are the Rich Listers set to win biggest in 2014? SmartCompany looks at four Australian executives (and one pollie) expected to really rake it in.

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