Paul Colgan

Paul is publisher and editor-in-chief at Business Insider Australia. He has been a journalist for 20 years, with his career spanning news and investigative features for the Ireland edition of The Sunday Times to a decade at News Corp Australia.

He was a founding editor of news and political commentary website The Punch and later editor of News Corp’s biggest Australian website, news.com.au. He has led online coverage of five Australian federal elections and major news events ranging from the Beijing Olympics to the Queensland floods and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

He was later network digital news director, running News Corp Australia’s online coverage of major national and international news events.

In 2013 Paul launched Business Insider in Australia, which now reaches more than a million people a month in the domestic market, according to Nielsen Online Ratings. Australia was the first overseas edition of Henry Blodget’s New York-based publication and in 2014 was named Business Website of the Year at the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards.
Paul holds a degree in English and Classical History from University College Dublin, a Masters in Journalism, and a postgraduate qualification in management from the Australian Graduate School of Leadership. In his spare time he enjoys rock music, decent food, and watching rugby, especially when the Wallabies play Ireland.

What's Happening

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia


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The cyber attack on Australia's major political parties reportedly used techniques never seen before



The full AMP horror show is here


10 things you need to know this morning in Australia


PODCAST: Shane Oliver on why he decided the RBA would need to cut, and the troubling global outlook



10 things you need to know this morning in Australia


Shares in Australian mortgage broking companies are getting destroyed


Australian banking stocks have ripped higher after the final Hayne report


NAB CEO cancels his leave after scathing royal commission comments on the bank's leadership


Ken Henry is in deep trouble


Mortgage brokers are furious about the Hayne royal commission findings and say it could 'destroy 20,000 small businesses'



'PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY': Hayne sticks it to bank boards, but there's no industry earthquake


What to expect from the Hayne royal commission report, in an at-a-glance guide from one of Australia's top banking analysts


Army moves in to rescue trapped Townsville residents after floodgates open in downpour disaster


A terrifying hacking technique that deciphers what you're typing just by listening to keystrokes could 'slip into the wild' in 2019



10 things you need to know this morning in Australia


Australia's CEOs are especially worried about the trade wars -- but they are doing nothing about it


10 things you need to know this morning in Australia


Star ANZ economist Jo Masters is leaving the bank to join EY


MAPS: The vast heatwave that will touch almost all of Australia this week


The Australian dollar touched decade lows after Apple's warning of bad business in China


There's a long list of reasons why China's bad manufacturing data is so worrying


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Wild Oats XI has sensationally stolen the lead 30 miles from the finish in the 2018 Sydney to Hobart


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2018 Sydney to Hobart: Legendary skipper talks of 'putting some boat etiquette rules in the Palm Beach owners' f***ing book' after close calls with spectator boats as super maxis roar south


PODCAST: The 2018 Devils and Details Christmas special -- a look at the turbulent year in markets and economics


NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn is taking a big chunk of time off over the next few months


'A number of flaws': RBC thinks Josh Frydenberg's wage forecasts are 'too optimistic and not consistent with the international experience'


The Coalition will unveil a multi-billion dollar improvement in the budget today


3 simple, mind-blowing numbers that show the dominance of Google and Facebook in Australian advertising


PODCAST: Australian GDP, the shifting RBA outlook, and why economists are too focused on headline numbers rather than the way we live


RBA: Rate cuts are not off the table, and 'QE is a policy option in Australia'


Veteran strategist Richard Coppleson had a neat summary, a recession warning, and a terrifying stat in his daily report


PODCAST: 'How can millennials defend our economic system, when they do not understand it?'


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Bitcoin crashes through $US4000


PODCAST: J.P. Morgan's Sally Auld on volatility in stocks, the Australian dollar outlook, and policy uncertainty


Everyone's talking about this train wreck interview with a Liberal candidate trying to explain a cost-free government tender for a new power station


Malcolm Turnbull: Just because I'm following that anti-Abbott Instagram doesn't mean I support it


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Meet the panel for BI's Devils and Details LIVE in Sydney: Property market expert Pete Wargent


Meet the panel for BI's Devils and Details LIVE in Sydney: Laura Fitzsimmons, executive director, J.P. Morgan


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PODCAST: The economics of the food we eat, and the impact of global trade tensions on farms around the world


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