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Australia — a banana republic in the grip of crony capitalism

When political and business leaders are in bed together things are rosy for both. But the pickings are slim if you're not a mate.

Jane Singleton (Foreground Image: AAP, Background Image: Adobe).

Dollars, sense and sexual harassment: boys will be boys in the insiders club

Despite the Me Too movement, boys' club culture is alive and well and still in control.

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The inconvenient facts about small business

Backbone of the country? Engine room of the economy? Small business isn't all it's cracked up to be, says heretic Saul Eslake.

Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew Liveris and Scott Morrison (Images: APP)

The party of the free market is killing investment

Morrison's climate-change-denying government has proved embarrassingly bad at managing the economy.

Mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest

War is hell: how the corporate class is coping with COVID's injustices

Some business heavyweights are stamping their feet about Victoria's 'wartime' curfew. But who's really suffering here?

Frederic Michel-Verdier (Image: Twitter)

Dollars, sense and sexual harassment: how victims are punished while perpetrators are promoted

Recent history shows that alleged perpetrators cop a slap on the wrist while victims go on to suffer for years.

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It's gold's time to shine in the gloom of the pandemic

The shiny yellow bars and coins are a safe haven when times get tough and people get scared.

Foreground: Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins (Image: AAP). Background: Dyson Heydon and George Coorey (Images: AAP, Twitter)

Ending workplace sexual harassment is urgent. So, what's stopping it?

Australia is lagging behind in dealing with its culture of workplace sexual harassment. This week, Crikey looks at what's holding change back.

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Dollars, sense and sexual harassment: when share price is all that matters

The AMP controversy proves it: companies will not remove accused harassers until the share price plummets.

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All cashed up and nowhere to go: how COVID has been a boon for banknotes

Aussies are seeking refuge in the sort of money that can't be brought asunder by a blackout or a Chinese cyber attack.

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