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Tinkler’s last roll of the dice to get back into the coal game

Nathan Tinkler wants back into the coal industry. But with three days left to raise some $40 million, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

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A Pyrrhic victory for miners as Moylan gets suspended sentence

Jonathan Moylan deserved the sentence he got — do the crime, do the time. But the bigger lie is the one spread by the coal industry — that we can continue to rely on fossil fuels.

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Will Whitehaven Coal hoaxer Jonathan Moylan go to jail?

The man who caused chaos on the stock exchange with a hoax faces sentencing today.

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With coal mines shuttering, why is Whitehaven betting on Maules Creek?

The coal market is in freefall, so why is the NSW government considering clearing a state forest to make way for a new mine?

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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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Double standards as gutless ASIC targets the little guy

The corporate regulator is too scared and incompetent to take on large companies, but has come down hard on the man who sent out a fake press release to expose the stupidity of finance journalists.

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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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Online activists and exemplary punishment

Across the world, authorities are wildly overreacting to the threat posed by online activism. History says it won’t work. Expect more Aaron Swartzs, Bradley Mannings and Kim Dotcoms in coming years.

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Get Fact: what was the Whitehaven hoax really worth?

The claims that Whitehaven investors lost $300 million because of the ANZ press release hoax is rubbish. The figure is closer to $300,000, says Dr Alison Parkes from the University of Melbourne’s Department of Accounting.

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One set of rules for the powerful, another for coal activists

The coal hoaxer has stung ASIC out of its timidity and lethargy. It seems there’s one set of rules for the wealthy and powerful, and another for coal activists living in a forest.

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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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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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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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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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