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.

Where is the OHS report into Beaconsfield disaster?

April 6, 2009

Since the 2006 rockfall at Beaconsfield Mine in Tasmania, the public has received limited information, writes Kevin Jones.

Channel Seven to buy Fairfax?

April 6, 2009

Citigroup research released over the weekend lays out the case for a complex bid by the Seven Network to buy Fairfax Media, writes Glenn Dyer.

Can shopping cure breast cancer?

June 30, 2008 1

Women can feel good about buying that new lippy, designer handbag or diamond watch because the girlish pink hue confirms you aren’t just shopping, but making a valuable donation. But how much of your money is actually going to a breast cancer charity? asks Becky Freeman.

Housing stress and marginals: everyone’s under the pump

July 16, 2007

Housing affordability is one of the key national talking points ahead of the federal election, but how important will it be on election day? Who holds the electorates that are experiencing the most severe housing stress, and who stands to gain the most from talking up a solution?