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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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PLAYERS |

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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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Tinkler’s hail Mary pass: deadline looms on a Knights guarantee

Nathan Tinkler is trying to find a new $10.5 million guarantee to keep his beloved Newcastle Knights team, but with the market headwinds dead against him, he’s unlikely to make it.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Sinodinos the chairman: what he really should have known

Australian Water Holdings was a small enough entity for its former chairman, stood-aside government minister Arthur Sinodinos, to know what was going on. So why didn’t he?

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ADAM SCHWAB | PLAYERS |

After Babcock & Brown’s collapse, its money men try again

Remember Babcock & Brown, Australia’s greatest corporate failure? The brains behind it are at it again, finding corporate Australia in a forgiving mood.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | PLAYERS |

Tokyo drift: Japan could prove James Packer’s trump card

James Packer’s Crown group is eyeing up the lucrative Japanese market, which is likely to soon legalise casino gambling. But he will face stiff competition to secure the sought-after licences.

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MARCUS PADLEY | PLAYERS |

Morning Market Report

Markets stay calm, as Putin calls off the troops in Crimea.

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

Leighton Holdings’ Spanish inquisition into construction competition

Leighton Holdings is about to be taken over by Spanish company ACS, the fourth-largest construction company in the world. But has anyone looked into the nitty-gritty of what its consolidation will mean for competition?

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PADDY MANNING | PLAYERS |

The Qantas debt trap: Joyce’s mayday calls on finances are premature

Analysts who study Qantas’ books aren’t worried about the airline’s debt — so is Alan Joyce crying wolf? Crikey’s business editor on the spin, the backpedalling … and the financial reality.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PLAYERS |

Adelaide’s quiet powerbrokers: the people who’ll decide SA’s election

South Australia is in flux. Labor will lose power; the mining boom is ending; Holden is leaving. There’s a new coterie of power players making their mark. Here’s who you should keep an eye on.

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Forbes rich: Bill’s back, Zuckerberg zooms, more women (with Gina)

Whatsapp, Facebook and more women were the notable inclusions on this years Forbes Rich List, writes Yolanda Redup at SmartCompany.

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BERNARD KEANE | PLAYERS |

Country for old men: little diversity in Abbott’s picks

A federal government that is composed nearly entirely of old white men is relying heavily on old white men for advice. It’s unbalanced and not in the national interest.

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