‘I’m the elected deputy PM of Australia’: Barnaby Joyce stakes leadership claim

‘I’m the elected deputy PM of Australia’: Barnaby Joyce stakes leadership claim

"If there was a spill, the position's vacant, I am the elected deputy prime minister of Australia so I'd have no...guilt at all at standing," Mr Joyce said. "It would not be a leadership topple because I was the elected leader at the last election." Mr Joyce repeated he would not instigate a spill and…
Michael Daley, the striver who would be premier

Michael Daley, the striver who would be premier

Does charisma matter? That Daley, a 50-year-old ex-customs officer, could become premier of the largest state in the Commonwealth after next Saturday's NSW election raises the question: does charisma matter in politics anymore? When describing Labor's chances of winning, Daley likes to lift his eyes above the horizon and reach one hand towards an imaginary…
Costa Group chief Harry Debney sells shares

Costa Group chief Harry Debney sells shares

At least you can't accuse him of selling at the peak. The chief of avocado grower Costa Group sold 825,000 ordinary shares last week, to fund his purchase of some 619,944 options and pay off an income tax bill. According to Monday's notice, Harry Debney sold for an average of $5.28 a share (netting $4.4…
Labor’s franking policy to create two tiers of SMSFs

Labor’s franking policy to create two tiers of SMSFs

Hundreds of people have written to a parliamentary inquiry into the removal of refundable franking credits to describe their personal situations. The inquiry may be under a cloud after Liberal MP Tim Wilson was criticised for partisanship, but there is genuine anger among retirees. Pensioner guarantee If it wins the next federal election, Labor will…
Purple patch: US wages surge shows tax cuts, deregulation are working

Purple patch: US wages surge shows tax cuts, deregulation are working

Already signs are emerging that the lack of labour market slack is making life more difficult for corporate America, which says finding workers is one of the largest challenges facing their businesses, according to surveys. Inflation? In a stark contrast to Australia's Labor Party, which wants to lift the minimum wage to a "living wage",…
This law firm pays its staff more for being nice

This law firm pays its staff more for being nice

"At the end of the year, we look at people's score. If they have more than 10 points they have done a good job. It's amazing, some people will get 30, 40, 50 points. "It's a little crude indicator of people who have adopted this generosity of spirit to the extent that someone is willing…
APRA targeting slack super trustees

APRA targeting slack super trustees

The new-look regulatory landscape has APRA primarily responsible for the safety and stability of the super system and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission leading enforcement. The significant regulatory reform to come out of the Hayne inquiry was giving APRA enforcement powers for the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act. Hayne did not recommend changes to the…
Westfield owner goes for build-to-rent in London

Westfield owner goes for build-to-rent in London

"This new residential quarter in the heart of Stratford City is an example of the group's strategy to significantly increase the densification of exceptional and highly connected retail destinations by adding offices, residential, hotels and other uses, where relevant," said Olivier Bossard, group chief development officer at Unibail. Disposal program Construction work is set to…
Kevin Charleston believes finding value has only got harder

Kevin Charleston believes finding value has only got harder

"What's happened with the rise of passives, with people feeling less positive about returns going forward, is the bar has been raised much higher on what constitutes a best-in-class capability and you're getting a real shaking out of strategies. "You're getting consolidation as well. What you need to do to be able to command sophisticated…
Lessons from entrepreneurs that made the Young Rich List

Lessons from entrepreneurs that made the Young Rich List

Being an entrepreneur "needs to be an inherent, autonomous behaviour in many ways," said Mr Pearce. He said a lot of people think becoming an entrepreneur is attractive is because it looks cool, they'll make a lot of money and meet famous people. If this was the motivation for pursuing entrepreneurship, then it was not…

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