July 29, 2015
Carsales has defeated CarsGuide in the Victorian Supreme Court. Plus other business tidbits of the day.
February 18, 2015
How Australians subsidise Kiwi wine. And other business tidbits of the day.
December 23, 2011
Just who is the Egalitarian of the Year? Who performed the biggest backflip? Who's a saint, who's a sinner, and most importantly, who gave the best massage?
April 20, 2011 8
Greenpeace has obtained some 30,000 memos, emails and transcripts which document last year's disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Here's what Tom Cowie and Amber Jamieson pulled out of the WikiLeaks-style document dump.
December 23, 2010 2
Hats off to you all. Arsehats, that is.
December 20, 2010
A recently released US federal report claims oil spilled from BP's Gulf of Mexico well has seeped into sediment deep into the Gulf, where it is impossible to be removed and may harm marine life, writes Jeffrey Ball.
December 16, 2010
No festive season is complete without a smattering of "best of the year" lists and this one from Twitter compiles the ten most powerful tweets of the year. Top Twitter accounts include BP, the White House and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.
September 20, 2010
Five months after the traumatic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a permanent cement plug has finally stopped the leak, with the federal bureau declaring the well "dead".
September 13, 2010
As the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico worsened, the popularity of Twitter spoof profile @BPGlobalPR -- an inept and amusing PR firm attempting to quell public outrage -- grew exponentially. The Awl interviews the man behind the witty one-liners.
August 10, 2010
BP continues its clean-up operations in the Gulf of Mexico while scientists bicker about the nature and extent of the spill, its effect on the environment and the best ways to prevent future disasters.
August 3, 2010
The White House and BP originally estimated the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to be at around 5000 barrels of oil a day. New official estimates now place that number at around 53,000 a day, officially making it the worst accidental oil spill in history, says Dan Froomkin.
July 30, 2010
This talk that the oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has "disappeared" is absolute bull, says Mac McClelland. BP is white-washing this story and the media are falling for it like fools.
July 30, 2010
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was a terrible tragedy, but it wasn't the worst environmental disaster of all time and it's been blown completely out of proportion, says Michael Grunwald.
July 29, 2010
BP boss Tony Hayward stepped down this week. The spill has more or less stopped leaking. The company has lost $17 billion in the last quarter. But is this the end for BP or can it get mop up the brand's damage?
July 28, 2010
Beleaguered BP CEO Tony Hayward has ended speculation about the fate of his job and resigned, claiming his involvement in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was like "being hit by a bus."
July 26, 2010
According to a senior US government official, beleaguered gaffe-prone BP CEO Tony Hayward has his head on the chopping block and is set to be replaced by American Robert Dudley. But will switching the company's CEO's improve its reputation or further diminish it?
July 21, 2010
It appears that BP is not only dodgy at capping leaks, but also dodgy at doctoring photographs. One blogger noticed that the oil giant altered a photograph of its command center. Dadly, too.
July 21, 2010
The Obama administration has come under fire for its response to BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. But what would the Republicans have done differently, and would they have achieved a better result?
July 20, 2010
BP is now intrinsically linked with the word "spill." The company may have capped its oil leak but salvaging whatever is left of its reputation will prove infinitely more difficult.
July 16, 2010
Nearly three months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig began spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP have finally plugged the leak. The beleaguered company has warned, however, that the disaster "isn't over."