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Built for addiction: Australian gamblers lose $7b a year on Aristocrat's pokies

Built for addiction: Australian gamblers lose $7b a year on Aristocrat's pokies

And yet somehow Chairman Neil Chatfield flatly denies that Aristocrat’s products are built for addiction.

Each quarter of low wages is a nail in the coffin of growth

Each quarter of low wages is a nail in the coffin of growth

With every quarter of wage stagnation, households are changing their behaviour to reflect the fact that incomes simply aren't growing any more.

Have you seen that post-election investment boost that business promised? We looked for it

Have you seen that post-election investment boost that business promised? We looked for it

After Scott Morrison won the election, we were told a gleeful business community would be lifting investment. In fact, investment has slumped.

Aristocrat, a heads up: here are my tough AGM questions

Aristocrat, a heads up: here are my tough AGM questions

What's the bet Aristocrat Leisure's board will avoid answering any of these questions?

Australia's bushfire losses are worse than first thought

Australia's bushfire losses are worse than first thought

The cost is absolutely immense. But the final figures will depend on how quickly we rebuild.

Tough times for Seven open up merger escape channels

Tough times for Seven open up merger escape channels

It's unlikely that Kerry Stokes will want to put up more money to bail out a sinking Seven West Media.

Holden's demise is part of our long drive from self reliance

Holden's demise is part of our long drive from self reliance

The killing-off of Holden as a brand and a line is more symbolic than real. But what a symbol it is.

'Racist', 'pathetic', 'not worth it', 'a joke': when reviewers don't hold back

'Racist', 'pathetic', 'not worth it', 'a joke': when reviewers don't hold back

The 'anonymity' of the internet means some reviews really don't hold back.

The car industry is the latest casualty of Australia's new era of protectionism

The car industry is the latest casualty of Australia's new era of protectionism

Since Joe Hockey dared General Motors to leave in 2013, a fundamental political change has seen Australia re-embrace protectionism, at a far higher cost than the car industry.

Net zero emissions — a target big enough to cover a host of sins

Net zero emissions — a target big enough to cover a host of sins

Beware the "net zero by 2050" target — it's vague enough that fossil fuel interests see it as an opportunity to expand.