November 9, 2009 1 Comment
Roger Corbett’s Christian values didn’t appear to count for much when the opportunity presented for Woolies to leap into the pokies business. Why is the anti-gambling Salvation Army associated with someone who actively supports pokies?
November 5, 2009
While the whole experience was very frustrating for shareholders who wanted to hold the board to account, the AGM was a PR success for Telstra, with minimum scrutiny of the board's performance.
October 29, 2009 3 Comments
The man who used to like two-minute chairman addresses went on for half-an-hour at yesterday's Crown AGM, boasting of PBL's recent performance and making some pre-emptive attacks against the anti-pokies lobby.
October 2, 2009 2 Comments
The so-called no-vacancy rule makes getting on a public company board impossible for outsiders. Forcing institutions to disclose how they vote will further expose the old boys' network, starting with Fairfax.
September 29, 2009 1 Comment
With a Murdoch associate on the Fairfax board, the hands of News Limited commentators are tied, which is why commentary on Ron Walker leaving has been particularly quiet.
September 28, 2009 2 Comments
From Computershare to Macquarie, the time-honoured practice of dropping bad news when no-one is looking was on display again last Friday. So here's what you may have missed...
September 25, 2009
The AFR Magazine today has produced its annual Power edition, which is a great read but misses a few key points.
September 4, 2009 4 Comments
After six years on the Fairfax Media board, the last four as chairman, Ron Walker looks like he’s doing a John Howard in attempting to stay one term too many.
September 4, 2009
2008-09 was the most dire reporting season in living memory, says Stephen Mayne. And the big Australian property players -- not banks -- led the losses with $17.24 billion of net losses after tax.
September 3, 2009 5 Comments
This is a big call, no doubt, but Jeff Kennett led one of the most reformist and revolutionary governments in any stable western democracy over the past 50 years.