25 September 2020
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Here in the magical land of Oz

New South Wales minister quits, admitting he was not a good politician. What took him so long?

Billabong triples its full year loss

I told you last week those profit results currently bombarding us were a mixed lot; totally confusing even within one company as was the case of the Seven group yesterday.

The Rant

A few observations for the new week, including Abbott's low-key party launch which was light on huge promises.


You get what you pay for

"Apprentices receive 31 per cent wage rise". "Employers outraged" was the obvious reaction as you would expect. But just hold on a minute, can we?

How's that election thingy, the economy and all that?

Today, we tackle the headlines and find … nothing newsworthy.

Australia is in recession, says BlueScope's $5 million man

The comment of the week so far goes to BlueScope's Paul O'Malley who claimed the economy is in recession.

My final predictions: an Abbott or Rudd government?

Our political sage shares his predictions for who will call themselves PM post September 7. 


$7.8 million package for CBA chief well-earned

I am publicly defending a multimillion dollar executive pay packet and for a big four bank no less. I wanted to get in before the bank bashers whip themselves into a frenzy.

The Poms, they're winning

And the US are also showing us up. Turns out, the economic slowdown might not be as bad as we'd all thought. So where does that leave us who still call Australia home?

Sexy and he knows it

Another day on the campaign trail: Abbott loves the ladies; the Opposition's aversion to numbers; look, it's the parental leave scheme!; NAB chief calls for GST to be reviewed…

Election 2013. Hardly Australia's Got Talent, is it?

So what else is on the program?

On the campaign trail

Peter Beattie: I've always admired him and bemoaned the fact he never moved to Canberra as I saw him having the appeal of a down-to-earth Bob Hawke type prime minister.

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