Why is Demetriou more powerful than Gallop?  Today, we present Andrew Demetriou with the coveted Power Index trophy for the most powerful person in sport. He’s the Aussie rules powerbroker leading his sport into a brave new expansionist era.

But what makes the AFL chieftain more powerful than, say, his nearest rival David Gallop at the NRL? Here are a few reasons why … — Tom Cowie (read the full story here)

Joyce’s Choice: how far can he go? As Alan Joyce defends his action in grounding the Qantas fleet to parliament this morning, The Power Index takes a closer look at how Qantas shifts jobs offshore.

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How does it do it, how far can it go? Where will it end? Yesterday we told you about pilots and crew on the trans Tasman route. But there’s much, more more. — Paul Barry (read the full story here)

Joyce earns his $5 million. Qantas’s $5 million man earned a fair bit of his salary this morning by fronting up to the Senate Committee on transport. Throughout two-and-a-half hours of questioning he was calm, confident, and generally impressive, both in his defence of grounding the airline last Saturday and of shifting jobs to Jetstar and low-cost subsidiaries like Jetconnect and Jetstar Asia.

Only once did he become ruffled, when Senator Brown accused him of being “devious and deceitful”. Later, when Senator Cameron likened him to Richard Nixon, Joyce quipped that the questioner was behaving like the notorious Communist-hunter Senator Joe McCarthy. — Paul Barry (read the full story here)

20 (or so) powerful people in digital media. Who are the people determining how we work, play and interact online? Next week, we start counting down the Top 10 Most Powerful People in Digital Media.

Here’s the short list … — Angela Priestley (read the full story here)

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