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Even free trade advocates are blasting free trade agreements now

Bernard KeaneAug 18, 2017

How should Australia respond if protectionism ramps up across the world? And what can governments do to convince voters of the benefits of free trade? The Productivity Commission has some interesting answers.

Rundle: Twiggy stands up against mining -- wait, what!?

Rundle: Twiggy stands up against mining -- wait, what!?

Guy RundleAug 18, 20173 Comments

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has successfully fought off a mining lease from a rival miner on his land. However, in doing so he may have set a precedent that can work against him.

Broadcasters worried new online competitors will steal their plays on sports broadcasting

Broadcasters worried new online competitors will steal their plays on sports broadcasting

Glenn DyerAug 17, 2017

Seven CEO Tim Worner says sports broadcasting is at a "tipping point" in Australia, but new online invaders Amazon and Netflix are just following Murdoch's lead.

What happens when Warren Buffett dies? The answer's not reassuring.

What happens when Warren Buffett dies? The answer's not reassuring.

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 14, 2017

The control of Australia's insurance market wielded by Warren Buffett's General Re makes his continuing health a subject of real import for the Australian financial system, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Freelancer's rapid, precipitous fall from grace

Freelancer's rapid, precipitous fall from grace

Adam SchwabAug 3, 20173 Comments

Freelancer was never the biggest player in its space. But now it's got bigger problems.

Mayne: four high-profile men with a yuuge conflict of interest problem

Mayne: four high-profile men with a yuuge conflict of interest problem

Stephen MayneJul 31, 20172 Comments

It is possible to wear two hats at once, but the problem comes when there is a lack of disclosure.

That whining sound is a business sector in crisis

That whining sound is a business sector in crisis

Bernard KeaneJul 27, 201715 Comments

The complete refusal of business to accept that its neoliberal agenda is dead is increasing the risk that progressive reform is replaced with something far more dangerous.

Shorten returns to risky tax reform

Shorten returns to risky tax reform

Bernard KeaneJul 24, 201733 Comments

Labor is again leading with its chin on tax policy, having been successful the first time around. Has the government got any answer?

Ten drama plays out in Federal Court -- but who will tell the ASX?

Ten drama plays out in Federal Court -- but who will tell the ASX?

Stephen Mayne and Glenn DyerJul 20, 2017

Tne federal government, regulators, Parliament and the courts are all involved in Ten's woes, which are being splashed all over the papers. But you'd never know it from disclosures to the ASX, write Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer.

Just because Tim Worner is the bad guy doesn't mean Amber Harrison is the hero

Just because Tim Worner is the bad guy doesn't mean Amber Harrison is the hero

Adam SchwabJul 19, 201712 Comments

We love an underdog fighting a noble battle against an evil corporation. But Amber Harrison does not fit the bill.