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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Crikey Clarifier: Lowy loses, so what now for Westfield?

Yesterday was a rough day for Australia’s second-richest man, with the future of his shopping centre empire uncertain.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Westfield fate to go down to the wire

Westfield’s proposed restructure will be decided by unitholders this afternoon, with founder Frank Lowy saying the vote could go either way.

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Ten’s Wake Up call: why news cuts won’t save the network

The problems at the Ten Network go well beyond its ill-fated breakfast show. Poor programming decisions are cruelling the No. 3 network, write Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Comeback kid: can Tinkler revive a dead mine — and his own fortunes?

Nathan Tinkler has somehow raised $150 million to buy a mothballed coal mine. But will he manage to stump up the cash to actually operate it?

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GLENN DYER | PLAYERS |

Forget ITV, the real story is that Ten’s owners are looking to sell

There have been reports that UK commercial channel ITV is thinking about buying a stake in Channel Ten. This is rubbish.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

When Tinkler plays politics, ICAC has some tough questions

Disgraced former billionaire Nathan Tinkler is the latest big name to take the stand at ICAC, facing questions about an industrial development in Newcastle.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

A lot of moolah for a mogul melee … will it pay off for News Corp?

What you do when you don’t own the photos to the mogul punch-up of the decade. And what you do when you do. Will News Corp’s expensive scoop pay off?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Who you gonna call? Meet Australia’s biggest media tart

Who’s Australia’s biggest media tart? From a shallow pool of talent relied on by media to comment on the issues of the day, a few names dominate the airwaves …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Meet the four men — and one woman — telling the government where to cut

Now we know what the government is considering. In the meantime, here’s our cheat-sheet to the people giving the advice. (Most friends of the government, naturally.)

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Child’s play: is there a sustainable business in kids’ care?

Is childcare a profitable business for investors? With wages and standards rising, sustainability is becoming a real concern.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Meet the men cashing in on Australia’s aged care crisis

As the nation ages, developers are cashing in. After the stunning market debut of Japara Healthcare last week, Crikey investigates the government schemes making many rich.

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In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

Tasmania’s judges just don’t have a bad word to say about John Gay. How is it the former Gunns boss can run a company again, asks business director and commentator John Addis.

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The Packers, a lost heir and the end of the media dynasties

Did Sir Frank Packer have another son? Bridget Griffen-Foley updates the family story — and documents the downfall of media dynasties — in a new foreword to her Packer biography.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

A ‘fair go’ for the West, but is outer Sydney good enough for News Corp?

As News Corp champions western Sydney, where it sells 25% of its total NSW circulation, it’s moving its journalists to to the CBD. Long-time western Sydney resident Mark Latham is sceptical.

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Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

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CARA WATERS | PLAYERS |

Australia’s newest billionaire: Scott Farquhar on making a fortune in tech

You can still make a fortune in tech if you play your cards right, says our newest billionaire.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Forget Fairfax and Channel Five, Stokes only wants broken Nexus

Takeover talk swirls around Kerry Stokes and Seven West Media, from a play at Fairfax to a British television network. But Stokes likes distressed assets — putting Nexus Energy in the gun.

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Clown prince: how Clive Palmer bought himself a WA media frenzy

Palmer’s spent half a million on ads. And for those who don’t watch ads, he’s spent weeks playing the buffoon, earning him more coverage than any other party running on Saturday, write Myriam Robin and Ania Dutka.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Want to own a sports team? Tinkler and the ‘narcissistic’ ownership model

Nathan Tinkler’s ownership of the Newcastle Knights NRL club shows the risk to fans in private ownership. Crikey examines the richies playing ball and the cost when it all goes wrong.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Sinodinos takes the stand: if he didn’t know, it doesn’t wash

Stood-down federal government minister Arthur Sinodinos took the stand at the Independent Commission Against Corruption in Sydney this morning. So how much trouble is he in? Crikey was in the hearing.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Therese Rein, rich lister: big payday on employment empire

Therese Rein’s sold the empire that made her one of Australia’s most successful businesswomen — so what next?

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Once a shining Knight, Tinkler leaves a footy club in limbo

The plight of the Newcastle Knights will get worse before it gets better, with Nathan Tinkler likely to lose the team.

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DAVID LLEWELLYN-SMITH | PLAYERS |

The new challenges facing the RBA (and why Stevens’ legacy is at risk)

When historians look back on this period of Australian economic history, how will they judge Glenn Stevens and the RBA in the post-GFC years?

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Will Murdoch still pull the strings at Ten? Takeover talk will reignite

Channel Ten is more vulnerable than ever with Lachlan Murdoch resigning from the board in favour of a plush News Corporation post. The takeover speculation will only intensify.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PLAYERS |

Murdoch moves: Lachlan lured back, but which office does he get?

Lachlan Murdoch could be back stalking the halls of Holt Street within days. Rupert Murdoch’s succession planning throws a spanner into the presumed media merger plays in Australia.

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