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Adam Schwab

Adam Schwab —

Business director and commentator

Pratt's defence fails to hold water

Pratt's defence fails to hold water

Newspaper columnists across the country have rushed to canonise the gravely ill billionaire, but the facts of the case are more slippery.

First home owner grant: just making vendors richer

First home owner grant: just making vendors richer

The first home owners grant, especially in its boosted form, is not a policy which benefit first home buyers, but one which will lock them into a lifetime of possibly unserviceable debt.

James Hardie is just the tip of the iceberg

James Hardie is just the tip of the iceberg

Amid the James Hardie "fully funded" furphy, it's becoming increasingly difficult to trust what companies say at all.

'Dame' Margaret Jackson's beautiful career

'Dame' Margaret Jackson's beautiful career

There's nothing much to celebrate in Margaret Jackson's string of questionable directorships.

Richard Pratt: rich man, beggar man, thief

Richard Pratt: rich man, beggar man, thief

With Richard Pratt sadly close to succumbing to cancer, his legacy in business and philanthropic circles remains unwritten. Adam Schwab has a shot at finishing the job.

BrisConn's Rowe up a creek without a paddle

BrisConn's Rowe up a creek without a paddle

Trevor Rowe's claims over his role in the BrisConnections saga are crumbling.

AFL's Gold Coast plans will hurt Melbourne and the AFL

AFL's Gold Coast plans will hurt Melbourne and the AFL

The AFL Commission shoudl cancel, or at least postpone, the creation of a Gold Coast club until a new Melbourne stadium is constructed.

Norris's pay cut just a shrewd sales pitch

Norris's pay cut just a shrewd sales pitch

Commonwealth Bank CEO Ralph Norris is taking a 10% pay cut, but he'll still be earning substantially more than his predecessor.

Nothing normal in the BrisConnections fiasco

Nothing normal in the BrisConnections fiasco

The victims of the Nicholas Bolton-Leighton-BrisConnections secret deal have certainly not laid down, with continued legal action against BrisConnections and Macquarie Bank likely.

BrisConnections saga: where is ASIC?

BrisConnections saga: where is ASIC?

One missing elephant in the BrisConnections room has been Australia's corporate watch-dog, ASIC.