Don’t punish me for dumping Malcolm Turnbull: PM’s final plea in byelection

Don’t punish me for dumping Malcolm Turnbull: PM’s final plea in byelection

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pleaded with voters on the eve of the Wentworth byelection not to punish him and his government for dumping Malcolm Turnbull, by arguing he did not support the leadership spill. "I know you are angry, I understand you are angry, I was there when it was happening supporting the then-prime minister when they were seeking…
Leigh Clifford leaves Qantas in good shape

Leigh Clifford leaves Qantas in good shape

As Leigh Clifford's approaches the end of a near 50-year career in Australian business, he is more than willing to have one final shot at the union movement. A week ahead of stepping down as Qantas chairman, the former hard man of mining is worried that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will take the country back to…
How a fight between nudie juice founders and the ATO tore a Sydney family apart

How a fight between nudie juice founders and the ATO tore a Sydney family...

Rawson Road marks the gun-barrel line in Sydney – where the sweep of upmarket housing clustered on the slopes of Rose Bay offers a direct line of sight down the water to the Harbour Bridge. Let the lesser burghers of Double Bay fret over the intrusion of Garden Island in their sight lines. This is…
John McGrath takes a punt at which suburbs are still worth buying in

John McGrath takes a punt at which suburbs are still worth buying in

There is "zero chance" of the housing markets falling another 40 per cent, a testament of the strength and depth of Australian residential real estate, says property mogul John McGrath. Mr McGrath, has weighed in on the idea that a massive value crash in house prices could be imminent. "I've heard the '40 per cent…
How to stop a family fight over inheritance

How to stop a family fight over inheritance

Worried about family feuds over money once you're gone? Experts recommend paying as much attention to family dynamics and legacy as the legal and accounting elements of estate planning. This is because even the best-laid plans can be derailed by latent sibling rivalry, acrimony among in-laws and breakdowns in blended families. Assets with some level…
Study shows fund success comes in the early years

Study shows fund success comes in the early years

Investors considering handing their money over to professional fund managers are usually told to look at the medium to long-term performance figures before making a move. Financial advisers have traditionally taken the view that a fund with consistent long-term performance is more likely to deliver a better result in the future. That thinking has prevailed…
What to expect when you’re a royal expecting

What to expect when you’re a royal expecting

by Anna Tyzack There was a baby elephant in the room as Princess Eugenie walked down the aisle beside her father, the Duke of York, the Friday before last. Though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex apparently were congratulated by close relatives at the celebration, they duly kept things from the rest of the world…
Wentworth byelection: How the high-profile residents are voting

Wentworth byelection: How the high-profile residents are voting

 Primo Smallgoods founder and AFR Rich Lister Paul Lederer, who lives in Point Piper, has no qualms about who he will vote for in the Wentworth byelection. "To me the economy is the No.1, No.2 and No.3 issue, and that means the Liberals plain and simple," Mr Lederer told AFR Weekend. "There is always…
Property investor losses soar as market slumps, costs rise and sentiment sours

Property investor losses soar as market slumps, costs rise and sentiment sours

by Duncan Hughes An apartment glut, falling prices and slowing demand has almost tripled the number of off-the-plan Sydney apartments valued at less than  the purchase price, analysis shows. CoreLogic research shows more than 14 per cent of Sydney apartment owners' resales are at a loss, a rise from 11 per cent in the past 18 months. As well,…
Marquee players add buzz to football: FFA’s David Gallop

Marquee players add buzz to football: FFA’s David Gallop

The $3 million marquee player allowance and expanded coverage of the women's game has boosted football but the uncertainty over the proposed expansion of the A-League still hangs over the sport. The Melbourne derby between Victory and City is one of the top clashes of the opening weekend. The W-League kicks off a week later with the coverage of the competition this year including a match broadcast…

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