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Will journalism be compromised?

27 July 2018 | Kelly Hughes

In a historic deal, Fairfax Media will merge with Nine Entertainment by the end of 2018 to create a media giant valued at $4.2 billion dollars.


Fairfax, Nine announce plan to merge in $4b deal

25 July 2018 | SMH

Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment have announced plans to merge by the end of 2018 in a deal they say will create Australia's largest integrated media player with a combined value of $4 billion.


Why good people do bad things

22 July 2018 | Amanda Hooton

Since the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry began in February this year, Australians have learnt a great many things – almost all of them bad – about our banks and financial institutions.


The Fourth Estate reminds us why we need them

16 July 2018 | The Guardian

The scene is the New York Times newsroom. The paper’s executive editor, Dean Baquet, is watching the Trump inauguration on television. “Wow,” he murmurs. “What a story. What a fucking story. OK, let’s go.”

 


Royal commission prepares for super industry showdown

09 July 2018 | Adele Ferguson

As the royal commission prepares for a showdown with the $2.6 trillion superannuation industry on August 6, it has assigned a team to trawl through submissions, meet key players and comb various reports including the Productivity Commission's landmark draft report into super.


India most dangerous country in the world for women

04 July 2018 | Kelly Hughes

India has been named the most dangerous country in the world for women. War-torn countries including Afghanistan and Syria were ranked second and third, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia, in a survey conducted by global experts from the Thomson Reuters Foundation.


Budget 2018: Tax cuts for 10 million workers

08 May 2018 | David Crowe

A tax cut for 10 million workers will start on July 1 under a Turnbull government plan to win back middle Australia and prepare for an election, setting up an immediate test in Parliament over income tax reform that will cost an extraordinary $140 billion over a decade.


Mortgage rates could rise on back of high global rates

08 April 2018 | Ian Verrender

HousingWhen there's so much happening — cricket scandals, trade wars and the potential for military action — ongoing inaction generally isn't a celebrated event.


Malcolm Turnbull Abe summit could have done much more

19 January 2018 | AFR

Malcolm Turnbull There was an air of Groundhog Day, about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's trip to Tokyo this week – a repeat whiff of missed opportunity after last January's summit in Sydney. 


Can Facebook win its battle against election interference in 2018?

28 December 2017 | The Guardian

Social networks spent much of 2017 slowly coming to terms with the extent to which their platforms had been exploited to spread political misinformation. But the narrow focus of investigations over the last year is likely to cause further pain in 2018, as the US midterm elections create a new urgency for the problem to be solved.

At the beginning of this year, Facebook was hostile to the suggestion that it may have played an unwitting part in a foreign influence campaign. After the election of Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, described the suggestion that his site may have swayed voters as a “crazy idea”, despite evidence that hoaxes and lies had been spread on the social network during the campaign. (He later apologised for the comment, saying it was “dismissive and I regret it”.)


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