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Janine Perrett —

Janine Perrett

Janine Perrett has been a journalist, broadcaster and commentator on business and politics for four decades working in newspapers, radio and TV here and in the US.

Rupert Murdoch (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Let's be fair: news media closures are not solely a Murdoch disease

News Corp's decision to dismantle is regional newspaper business will have devastating consequences. But it's not as though Rupert is the first media mogul to cut and run.

The Carriageworks arts precinct. (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

To save the arts we don't need lobbyists, we need movie stars

Behind-the-scenes lobbying for the arts has been far less effective than using public figures to garner support. It's time for our stars to shine.

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Politics as usual is back — and don't you just hate it

We've had a break from politics as usual, but now they're back at it, reminding us of what we didn't miss.

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Folly of catching falling knives: a tale of two different crashes

Quite a bit has changed since the market crash of 1987, but you still can't legislate against greed, Janine Perrett writes.

Mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest with Health Minister Greg Hunt  (Image: AAP/

Beware of billionaires bearing gifts: Twiggy's ambush a long time coming

Critics of 'Twiggy' Forrest's 'ambush' of Health Minister Greg Hunt need to realise that this is nothing new for the billionaire.

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Do we actually need so many cafes, nail salons and hairdressers?

Many small businesses will not survive the current economic crisis. And perhaps not all of them should.

It only took a killer virus for us to start caring about the elderly

Despite a royal commission into the matter, it took a global pandemic for us to truly care about the safety and well being of aged Australians. What changed?

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V'landys. (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

In times of turmoil, many business leaders are only looking out for themselves

Forget about the rest of us: in a national crisis, business leaders are working hard to protect their own interests.