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Plus ca change … The Monthly turns 10

Plus ca change … The Monthly turns 10

April 24, 2015

Australia's magazine of ideas, The Monthly, is marking its 10th birthday.

Adam Schwab’s business winners and losers of 2014

Adam Schwab’s business winners and losers of 2014

December 19, 2014 3

From spectacular collapses to executives who never give up, 2014 was a busy year in the business pages. Let's look at those who made it all possible.

(Graeme) Wood for the trees: Tassie’s psycho forest wars reignite

(Graeme) Wood for the trees: Tassie’s psycho forest wars reignite

September 26, 2014 4

Tasmania's woodchip industry is uncompetitive, overseas demand has dried up, and Australian plants are closing. So why on earth are loggers still talking about the closed Triabunna woodchip mill as if it could be reopened?

In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

In Tasmania, even crooks like Gay can run a business

April 17, 2014 8

Tasmania's judges just don't have a bad word to say about John Gay. How is it the former Gunns boss can run a company again, asks business director and commentator John Addis.

Why ASIC chases the tiddlers and lets the big fish go

Why ASIC chases the tiddlers and lets the big fish go

March 3, 2014 7

Being a corporate watchdog is only part of ASIC's remit. The other task is to raise money for the federal government -- as John Addis argues, these two demands are often at odds with each other.

Will ASIC try again on Gay’s Gunns insider trading proceeds?

February 26, 2014 1

Former Gunns chairman John Gay isn't off the hook yet: ASIC has revealed in Senate Estimates it could still prosecute after his insider trading conviction.

John Gay, Jonathan Moylan and a tale of two ASICs

John Gay, Jonathan Moylan and a tale of two ASICs

September 26, 2013 9

When it comes to corporate crooks, ASIC is content to wave through minimal fines. But look out if you're online. Then its pursuit will be relentless.

Tracing a fall from grace as Gunns baron fined for insider trading

Tracing a fall from grace as Gunns baron fined for insider trading

August 23, 2013 8

Former Tasmanian timber chief John Gay has been fined $50,000 for insider trading. Former economist John Lawrence traces what went wrong for Gunns and Gay.

The $1 billion taxpayer-funded Tassie forestry gravy train

April 11, 2013

The Tasmanian forestry industry is out for the count. But it is taking $1 billion in taxpayer dollars with it, writes Tasmania-based freelance writer John Lawrence.

How your taxes bailed out insolvent timber giant Gunns

How your taxes bailed out insolvent timber giant Gunns

March 5, 2013 7

Gunns might have been trading insolvent when it took $23 million from the federal government for its non-existent pulp mill, writes Tasmanian economist and analyst John Lawrence at Tasmanian Times.