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The Federal Court approves Nine Entertainment Co takeover of Fairfax Media

The Federal Court has approved Nine Entertainment Co’s takeover of Fairfax Media, despite opposition from former Domain boss Antony Catalano and Aurora Funds Management. At a hearing on Tuesday morning, shareholders were given an opportunity to oppose the scheme of arrangement to join the two media companies, which saw Mr […]
The Federal Court approves Nine Entertainment Co takeover of Fairfax Media
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DANSLIDE: Labor won a crushing victory in the Victorian state election

With 42% of enrolled voters counted in the Victorian election, the ALP has had an emphatic win. So far, the ABC has called 58 of the 88 seats for Labor, just 20 for the Coalition, one Green, two Independents and seven seats are undecided. Projected primary votes are currently 43.7% […]
DANSLIDE: Labor won a crushing victory in the Victorian state election
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Here’s the real reason China is taking on Australia’s $1.2 billion barley export trade over ‘dumping’

This week China launched its first ever anti-dumping investigation against Australia, targeting barley exports. Australia’s barley industry is upset because it doesn’t believe it has been dumping. But that isn’t the point. China’s main concern isn’t barley, and it isn’t the dumping of Australian products. It’s Australia’s use of anti-dumping […]
Here’s the real reason China is taking on Australia’s $1.2 billion barley export trade over ‘dumping’
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The weird and wonderful history of the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is sometimes deplored but the central place it holds in Australian mainstream culture is rarely disputed. And its promotion came quickly. Its first running in 1861 drew about 4,000 spectators. In 1870 an estimated 30,000 attended and 100,000 was claimed for the 1880 running – about a […]
The weird and wonderful history of the Melbourne Cup
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The NSW government is ignoring the science behind marine sanctuaries off Sydney

David Booth, University of Technology Sydney and John Turnbull, UNSW The New South Wales government’s decision to back away from establishing no-fishing zones in waters around Sydney leaves significant question marks over the plan, which is open for public consultation until September 27. Fisheries Minister Niall Blair explained the apparent […]
The NSW government is ignoring the science behind marine sanctuaries off Sydney
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Here’s what we’ve learnt a decade on from the GFC

A little more than a decade on from the the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in history, many of the world’s advanced economies are only now beginning to recover fully. I was on the faculty at the University of Chicago at the time and, like many, followed the […]
Here’s what we’ve learnt a decade on from the GFC
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Why the economics of coal don’t stack up in Australia

Renewables are stealing the march over coal in Australia, and the international outlook is for lower coal demand. Today the international Coal Transitions project released its findings, based on global coal scenarios and detailed case studies by teams in China, India, South Africa, Australia, Poland and Germany. Our research on […]
Why the economics of coal don’t stack up in Australia