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Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Bernard Keane October 16, 2017 26 Comments

The problems of our failed electricity market are the same problems that crop up time and again when market economics is applied to crucial services.

Fox tries to placate critics after sexual harassment scandals

Fox tries to placate critics after sexual harassment scandals

Glenn Dyer October 16, 2017 1 Comment

It's unclear as to whether this strategy will convince anyone anywhere.

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Glenn Dyer October 13, 2017

A Republican Congressman and early Trump supporter is under investigation amid suspicions he gave a leg-up to an Australian biotech company

Will Seven West Media’s $30m dividend next week be its last?

Will Seven West Media’s $30m dividend next week be its last?

Crikey October 13, 2017 1 Comment

Seven’s shares hit a record low of 63c last Friday and closed at 64c last night -- -- even as the broader sharemarket hit a three-month high. Things do not look good, write Glenn Dyer and Stephen Mayne.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

Helen Razer October 5, 2017 4 Comments

The CEO and founder of Facebook is a rare and billionaire type to be sure, but one, thanks to his habit of being very typical very publicly, we can now identify.

Another year, another Murdoch family salary rip-off

Another year, another Murdoch family salary rip-off

Crikey October 3, 2017 1 Comment

When it comes to executive pay, how much is too much for the Murdoch family? Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer report.

Kerry Stokes pulls a Gerry Harvey on retail shareholders

Kerry Stokes pulls a Gerry Harvey on retail shareholders

Crikey September 29, 2017 1 Comment

Don't be surprised if Kerry Stokes sells out of Seven West altogether soon.

Australian business eager to import Trump’s war on ordinary taxpayers

Australian business eager to import Trump’s war on ordinary taxpayers

Bernard Keane September 29, 2017 5 Comments

Tax cuts for multinationals are just another form of tax avoidance, and it's ordinary taxpayers who are the victims.

WSJ moving ‘predominantly digital’, closing Asian and European print editions

WSJ moving ‘predominantly digital’, closing Asian and European print editions

Emily Watkins September 28, 2017

The Wall Street Journal's head honcho is buoyant about the paper's future despite closing global editions and criticism over its coverage of Trump.

Time for an end to rentseeker dinosaurs?

Time for an end to rentseeker dinosaurs?

Bernard Keane September 27, 2017 10 Comments

Once dominant in Australian politics, the Business Council and the Minerals Council are now struggling for relevance. Perhaps their time is now over.