paulcolgan

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.

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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Another week, another blow for banks: Bill Shorten is poised to announce a new $640 million slug on financial institutions to pay for a Financial Rights Fund. Half the money will pay for another 500 taxpayer-funded financial counsellors to advise victims of banking misconduct, and Labor will […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
Markets

The full AMP horror show is here

AMP’s wealth management arm saw nearly $4 billion in client money leave its books in the past financial year, largely as a result of reputational damage from the financial services royal commission. For context, the previous year, it had added $931 million in inflows. Statutory net profit for the year […]
The full AMP horror show is here
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. The Christmas Island offshore processing centre will re-open as part of what the Morrison government calls a range of strengthening measures for Operation Sovereign Borders following this week’s passage of the medevac bill, which will allow refugees to come to Australia for medical treatment. It means Australians […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning — it’s Friday; you made it through another week, unless you’re Ken Henry or Andrew Thorburn. 1. “Andrew and I are deeply sorry for this,” said now outgoing NAB chair Ken Henry in his statement yesterday announcing he would be leaving the bank along with the CEO, Andrew […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
Markets

Shares in Australian mortgage broking companies are getting destroyed

Shares in the major banks on the Australian share market are surging today, in a “relief rally” following the release of the final report of the financial services royal commission. But mortgage broking companies are getting annihilated. The business model for mortgage brokers that involves taking commissions from banks on […]
Shares in Australian mortgage broking companies are getting destroyed
Markets

Ken Henry is in deep trouble

The final report of the financial services royal commission has reserved special criticism for Ken Henry, the NAB chairman, and the bank’s CEO, Andrew Thorburn. Commissioner Kenneth Hayne made pointed contrasts between the leaders of other banks, whom he said seemed well appraised of the challenges ahead. Hayne said he […]
Ken Henry is in deep trouble
Tech

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

“Soundloggers” are a cyber attack technique that involves listening to keystroke sounds and deciphering what’s being typed. They were developed by nation states but will likely “slip into the wild” and be used against businesses and the general public, according to leading global software security firm Malwarebytes. Attacks against businesses […]
A terrifying hacking technique that deciphers what you’re typing just by listening to keystrokes could ‘slip into the wild’ in 2019
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. It’s another scorcher for many parts of the country today. Here’s the forecast temperature map for 5pm AEDT: And yes, that’s temperatures in the high 40s over much of South Australia. Adelaide is likely to top 45C and it could even set an all-time record, while Port […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! It’s Thursday. You can make it. 1. Elon Musk is at it again. An independent NSW politician yesterday asked the Tesla entrepreneur (on Twitter — where else?) how much it would cost to build a tunnel through the Blue Mountains, the geographical hard stop to Sydney’s west that […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia