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Ten Network parent off the air

April 14, 2009

The Ten Network's owner, Canwest, is increasingly close to the brink.

Telstra turns from gorilla to pussycat

April 14, 2009

All it took was one announcement to turn Telstra into Kevin Rudd's lapdog.

Tabcorp masquerades unsecured debt as “bonds”

April 14, 2009

Oh, what a credit crunch will do, writes Andrew W Scott.

How should Telstra break up?

April 14, 2009

Speculation is rife that Telstra will break itself up to avoid the even-less-palatable alternative of the federal government building an NBN that leaves it out in the cold. But a key question remains: what sort of vertical separation would be ‘good enough’?

Searching for Twitter’s jackpot

April 13, 2009

Twitter's plans remain obscured behind a sort of Silicon Valley Mona Lisa smile. But surely monetisation attempts aren't far off.

Gloves off — it’s time to tax Australia’s banking cartel

April 9, 2009

The failure of the banks to pass on much, if anything, of this week’s interest rate cut is little more than arrogant bastardry.

Business for Qantas can never be the same again

April 8, 2009

The old pyramid shaped revenue model where most of the money was made from the smallest cadre of high fare paying frequent flyers was fatally wounded by the rise of low cost carriers.

NBN will be viable … but not Telstra

April 8, 2009

Getting infrastructure right in Australia is hard. It’s easy to bag politicians but the maths is always against them, writes Bernard Keane.

Justice fails in Indonesia

April 7, 2009

The most guilty party in the March 2007 crash of a Garuda 737 at Yogyakarta which killed 5 Australians escaped punishment in Indonesia today. That party was the airline, Garuda.

Secret police enforce airport parking monopoly

April 6, 2009 1

Efforts by airport management to maximise returns on parking are bordering on what many might say is questionable behaviour, writes John Mellor.