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Adam Schwab’s business winners and losers of 2014

From spectacular collapses to executives who never give up, 2014 was a busy year in the business pages. Let’s look at those who made it all possible.

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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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Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

As Tasmanians prepare to vote in the state election on March 15, Crikey names the most powerful people behind the scenes — the svengalis, staffers, journalists and businesspeople running the apple isle.

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Why ASIC chases the tiddlers and lets the big fish go

Being a corporate watchdog is only part of ASIC’s remit. The other task is to raise money for the federal government — as John Addis argues, these two demands are often at odds with each other.

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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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The Coalition’s poor record on political royal commissions

The government is poised to announce a royal commission into unions. But if there’s a systemic problem in Australian commerce, it’s not corrupt officials in our ever-shrinking trade unions — look instead at ASIC and the AFP.

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John Gay, Jonathan Moylan and a tale of two ASICs

When it comes to corporate crooks, ASIC is content to wave through minimal fines. But look out if you’re online. Then its pursuit will be relentless.

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Tracing a fall from grace as Gunns baron fined for insider trading

Former Tasmanian timber chief John Gay has been fined $50,000 for insider trading. Former economist John Lawrence traces what went wrong for Gunns and Gay.

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Smoking Gunn: John Gay and the timber giant’s rise and fall

John Gay was not at the helm of Gunns as it sank into administration yesterday. But his fingerprints are all over the rise and fall of the once-mighty timber giant.

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Gay, Gunns and logging — just what nobody wanted to talk about

Gunns chair John Gay is fighting back days out from an election. His bid to fend off concerns over corporate governance issues is a pivotal development in Tasmanian environmental politics, writes Bob Burton.

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How a drunken prank became a major political story with flare

How a minor drunken prank escalated into a major Tasmanian political story may be as good as topic as any to kick off the journalists union’s Future of Journalism forum in Hobart on Thursday night, writes Bob Burton.

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Gunns in crisis as investor confidence evaporates

How on earth can a company now capitalised at just $681 million and already saddled with more than $1 billion in debt, finance a $2 billion pulp mill? Writes Stephen Mayne.

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Gunns backflip a lesson in managing Malcolm

The federal environment minister’s “tough” new conditions haven’t scuttled Gunns’ pulp mill. Indeed, according to Gunns, they make little difference at all, despite what Gunns’ CEO has been saying all year. Thomas Hunter investigates.

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Did Gunns get what it wanted, or deserved?

Now that the Federal Environment Minister has given the pulp mill conditional approval, Gunns must decide if it is going to proceed with the project knowing it will cost them time and money to comply with another 24 guidelines. Is it a deal-breaker, as Gunns has promised?

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