Adam Schwab —

Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator


The Fin ties itself in knots to justify exorbitant CEO pay

October 17, 2016 1

Shareholders of CSL, rightly, told the board to go jump when the board proposed an enormous payrise for the CEO and directors. But don't expect to read that in the Financial Review.

Failed experiment GWS Giants the elephant in the change room

September 26, 2016 19

The AFL has thrown its (financial) weight behind the Giants. But what has it got to show for it?

The complicated corporate history of David Gonski

August 10, 2016 2

There is no doubt that David Gonski is a luminary in the not-for-profit sector. But is his corporate record as good?

Dunderheaded RBA makes a hash of interest rates

August 3, 2016 9

The RBA remains a revered organisation in Australia, but its recent decisions suggest maybe it shouldn't be.

High Court says it’s OK for banks to double dip into customers’ wallets

August 1, 2016 4

It's extortion, pure and simple.

The property market is completely bonkers and so are you to buy into it

July 29, 2016 11

Housing prices aren't just wildly overinflated, they are off-the-charts bananas.

Prime swindle: ASIC runs down the clock, Bill Lewski escapes

July 22, 2016 3

Prime Trust swindled investors out of millions. But its directors escape penalty because ASIC got its dates wrong.

It’s time to vote online

July 5, 2016 33

There are no good reasons left to vote by pencil.

How the banks are failing customers (and shareholders)

March 8, 2016 11

In the wake of the revelations about the Commonwealth Bank that Fairfax and Four Corners brought to light, it's worth looking at what the big bosses are paid -- and for what.

Memo to the rent-seeking zombies: you should pay CGT when you sell your damn house

February 23, 2016 18

Making the sale of the principal place of residence CGT-free is nothing short of intergenerational theft.