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Tips and rumours

More financial woes for Tinkler … where’s the carbon tax discounts? … paid for Twitter spam? Unlikely …

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The plot thickens surrounding Tinkler’s mysterious buyers

Cibola Capital, a so-called UAE private investment group, has supposedly bought Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm. But freelance writer Kiwa Fisher finds that if you scratch the surface, the tale — and the sale — might not hold up to much scrutiny.

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The shadowy, bizarre company that bought Tinkler’s stud

Nathan Tinkler announced he has sold his horse stud to private investment group Cibola Capital. Freelance writer Kiwa Fisher investigates Cibola — and finds animal cruelty, an Olympian and very murky waters.

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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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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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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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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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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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Broke, overstretched and hungry: Nathan Tinkler’s early years

Nathan Tinkler got his start in a “dirty, mongrelly job” in a mine, but he didn’t stay long in steady employment. Despite significant financial problems at home, he always had his eye on the big picture.

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Tinkler’s fall continues with loss off key mining asset

The bad news keeps coming for former mining magnate Nathan Tinkler. Crikey can reveal he has lost a key mining asset in Queensland.

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How Nathan Tinkler lost almost $1 billion in two years

Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler was our youngest billionaire, and our briefest. In this extract from Crikey journalist Paddy Manning’s book, out this week, we look at Tinkler’s spectacular fall from grace.

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Union daughter complains from first class … Rupert Murdoch goes roo-spotting in Oz … Crikey’s fantasy 7.30 host …

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Young Rich: Tinkler out, but most (like his employees) made a killing

Two of Nathan Tinkler’s employees are on this year’s BRW Young Rich List because of stock options he gave them, but Tinkler himself didn’t make the cut.

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Judge lifts Tinkler’s gag on Fairfax

More details of Nathan Tinkler’s troubled financial situation are set to be made public, after the lifting of a super-injunction against Fairfax.

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Is Nathan Tinkler broke? That would be the positive spin

No one seems especially cut up by Nathan Tinkler’s recent rapidly declining fortunes. Tinkler, once the richest Australian under 40, says he has some $700 million in assets. But does he?

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Uncharted legal waters as coal hoaxer mulls jail, fines

Anti-coal protester Jonathan Moylan’s fake press release fooled the market this week — but will the stunt land him in jail? Sally Whyte examines the precedents and finds Moylan is in uncertain waters.

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Whitehaven stunt among best environmental hoaxes

The Whitehaven Coal stunt mines a rich vein of environmental hoax activism. Crikey searched the archives to come up with a top ten list of stunts.

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Crikeys 2012: who in business won (and lost) it all

Who deserves the title of best CEO? Which business has had the best comeback this year? Which was the business world’s biggest failure? The 2012 Crikeys continue …

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Tinkler’s kingdom for a horse: racing empire sent to knackery

Nathan Tinkler’s empire is disappearing fast, but the sale of his best horse — the aptly named All Too Hard — will particularly sting. His meteoric rise is landing with a thud.

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The young and the restless: Rich List stars fall from grace

BRW’s Young Rich List has had more than its fair share of scoundrels and failures. Who made it big only to lose it all (almost)? Find out on Crikey’s Young Failed Rich List.

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Tinkler v the world: Whitehaven play shows there’s fight left

Newcastle Rich Lister Nathan Tinkler’s demise has been roundly predicted for months. But recent moves show he’s still got some muscle to flex.

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Debt-ridden Tinkler falls to the true builders

Nathan Tinkler’s fall has come even quicker than his meteoric rise from electrician to billionaire. His spot at the top of the Young Rich List has been taken by an entrepreneurial pair with a great story.

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Nathan Tinkler has a cash conundrum

It’s almost possible to see what is going on at the heart of Nathan Tinkler’s empire, but the smoke signals coming out of there suggest he is in the grips of some sort of cashflow bind.

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Nathan Tinkler and the 10 money pits that trap the rich

The cracks are suddenly appearing in the empire of former billionaire Nathan Tinkler, the richest person in Australia under 40. So which of his trappings is helping bring him undone?

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Tinkler’s next big adventure — a $4b takeover of Whitehaven

Coal magnate Nathan Tinkler is eyeing the biggest deal of his career — a $4 billion takeover of Whitehaven Coal.

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