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Too big to break: Facebook’s game plan to escape regulation

Too big to break: Facebook’s game plan to escape regulation

To stave off threats of forced break-up or regulation, Facebook plans to get bigger, more integrated and more influential — fast.

The spin doctor, the gossip columnist and a whole swag of juicy Afterpay options

The spin doctor, the gossip columnist and a whole swag of juicy Afterpay options

Sydney PR consultant Brett Clegg has made close to $800,000 on employee options in the booming buy-now-pay-later outfit Afterpay. There's nothing illegal about it, but the optics aren't good.

'Carbon capture' is a get-rich-quick scam for fossil fuel companies

'Carbon capture' is a get-rich-quick scam for fossil fuel companies

Carbon capture and storage is a fossil fuel industry scam — one that the Coalition seems to be considering spending more taxpayer money on.

Are the all-important 'three Ps' still on track in an ageing Australia?

Are the all-important 'three Ps' still on track in an ageing Australia?

The mantra of successive Treasurers on our ageing workforce has been population, participation and productivity. But what if we were too successful in addressing them?

Will Wikipedia's new social media project crash and burn?

Will Wikipedia's new social media project crash and burn?

With WT:Social, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales joins a long list of entrepreneurs looking to build an 'ethical' alternative to the social media giants.

China Matters, especially for big business

China Matters, especially for big business

Sections of Australian business would like there to be less criticism of China and more "nuance" and "soundness" in debate. But their latest attempt to tamp down criticism blew up, thanks to Beijing.

Credlin and Co cock up Harvey Norman counter-attack

Credlin and Co cock up Harvey Norman counter-attack

News Corp brought out the big guns after a proxy firm advised that Stephen Mayne be voted onto the Harvey Norman board. Too bad they couldn't shoot straight.

Climate denialism is bought and paid for by a rotten political system

Climate denialism is bought and paid for by a rotten political system

The persistence of climate denialism in Australian politics reflects the wealth of mining and energy companies prepared to use a deeply flawed political system to wield power.

Mayne bites dog: shareholder activist hits back at Harvey Norman and The Australian

Mayne bites dog: shareholder activist hits back at Harvey Norman and The Australian

Stephen Mayne has returned fire at Gerry Harvey after the Harvey Norman co-founder's allies lashed out in an Australian hatchet job.

Frydenberg's economic strategy: you're on your own

Frydenberg's economic strategy: you're on your own

The government apparently has no economic agenda beyond cheering on the housing market and passing the buck to the states.