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ANZ chief executive Shayne Elliott announcing his takeover bid for Suncorp Bank.

ANZ is paying for Shayne Elliott’s failure

The playbook at ANZ Banking Group only gets more surreal.

  • 46 mins ago
  • Joe Aston
Electro Optic Systems needs about $300 million to make the SpaceLink medium earth satellite technology commercially viable.

Ministerial gravy train withers for EOS

The former ASX 300 darling Electro Optic Systems is searching for cash.

  • 1 hr ago
  • Michael Roddan


Adore Beauty co-founder Kate Morris is ready for her “next big thing”.

Free glow-up for Adore Beauty’s Kate Morris

Despite Adore Beauty’s share market meltdown, The Australian has lionised Morris and her private equity sidekick Justin Ryan.

  • Joe Aston
Anthony Albanese and Jim Chalmers have been keeping Treasury busy.

Labor’s Treasury hides super fund donations

Treasury’s first Labor-directed consultation walks back donation disclosure reforms.

  • Michael Roddan

This Month

ANZ confirms it’s in talks to buy MYOB from private equity giant KKR.

ANZ and MYOB: what could possibly go wrong?

ANZ boss Shayne Elliott is pretending to walk and chew gum at the same time when he can’t even walk.

  • Joe Aston
Scott Morrison has hit the international speaking circuit.

Scott Morrison’s global revisionism tour

The former prime minister laments the supremacy the state premiers wielded over the federal government during the crisis.

  • Michael Roddan
Former senator Amanda Stoker.

Amanda Stoker’s wild imagination

Post-parliamentary careers are often a thing of wonder given the general lack of discernible skills human beings need to operate in civil society.

  • Michael Roddan
Gerry Harvey: “The system is silencing everybody.”

You wouldn’t know it, but Gerry Harvey is being silenced

Harvey’s stifled voice was heard for 23 minutes on Neil Mitchell’s morning radio program.

  • Joe Aston
TAMIM’s head of Australian equities, Ron Shamgar, is a big fan of EML Payments.

Ron Shamgar, EML rocketman

For a professional fund manager, Ron Shamgar cultivates a strikingly unsophisticated social media profile.

  • Joe Aston
Former QBE boss Pat Regan.

QBE’s Pat Regan targeted by ASIC probe

The circumstances around Pat Regan’s dismissal were the subject of a long-running investigation by ASIC.

  • Michael Roddan
Tim Murray wins some and loses some.

J Capital’s Mali stinker

J Capital’s new and rather late attack on Lake Resources follows a shocker long bet on gold and lithium minnow Firefinch.

  • Michael Roddan
Former prime minister John Howard leaves the men’s only Australian Club after the vote.

New blue blood at the Australian Club

Malcolm Turnbull is proposing a new member while Michael Cannon-Brookes also joins the fold.

  • Joe Aston
Scott Morrison at a Sharks game in 2020 at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

Scott Morrison’s rugby league delusion

The former prime minister is a pretend NRL fan just like he is, fundamentally, a pretend Liberal.

  • Joe Aston
Financial Services Minister Stephen Jones.

Labor’s sharia super poster boy fails his own test

Financial services minister Stephen Jones will review superannuation performance tests.

  • Michael Roddan
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Lobbyists will be lobbyists...

The entire influence-peddling industry is tying itself in knots over the Coaldrake review in Queensland.

  • Joe Aston
Robert Luciano’s VGI global strategy has delivered a negative 20 per cent return in the last 12 months.

Rob Luciano’s penetrable fortress

VGI Partners’ website was hijacked by essay-writing software spruikers.

  • Michael Roddan
Tom Selleck, selling reverse mortgages.

Tom Selleck, reverse mortgages and payday loans

The Magnum PI actor sells mortgages in the US, and some folks sell such products in Australia. The kicker is who owns some ventures. It’s not always clear.

  • Liam Walsh
Zoe Foster Blake sold her skincare business to BWX last year for an implied $177 million.

Zoe Foster Blake can count on Andrew Forrest at BWX

BWX is now raising $23 million just to keep the lights on.

  • Joe Aston
Paul Pisasale, once untouchable mayor, pleaded guilty to corruption charges.

Why shouldn’t you name bridge after a sleazy, corrupt mayor?

In the modern era of tearing down statutes of people with questionable pasts, one council was looking at going the other way. And it’s not alone.

  • Liam Walsh
Alex Malley has been appointed the CEO of the Australian Chiropractors Association.

Alex Malley rises from the ashes

All these years later, Malley clings to his pitiful delusion, having learnt nothing.

  • Joe Aston