BRW’s Young Rich List has had more than its fair share of scoundrels and failures. Who made it big only to lose it all (almost)? Find out on Crikey’s Young Failed Rich List.
Jan Cameron seems to have tried to run her discount retail empire like a side project. It’s been a terrible mistake. How could she have made such a big one?
Shareholders greeted with scepticism the plans for a bright future laid out at yesterday's AGM of Fairfax Media. There was a full house at the meeting, but the mood was subdued, even despairing, as speaker after speaker challenged the record of Fairfax chairman, Roger Corbett, and the performance of the board.
Alan Jones' editorial comments will be fact-checked before going to air, under a deal struck between 2GB management and the Australian Communications and Media Authority. The beleaguered broadcaster will also undergo training to ensure his on-air statements are factually accurate.
Since its inception, Rupert Murdoch has never been out of the Guardian's media power top 10. But this year the 81-year-old tycoon has been relegated to #11, where, woe of woes, he suffers the indignity of being one spot below the man running Britain's powerful press inquiry, Lord Leveson. Oh, how are the mighty fallen.
Yesterday, Australian Christian Lobby boss Jim Wallace told an audience debating gay marriage that taking up smoking was a comparatively better lifestyle choice than engaging in the salacious activity associated with same-s-x marriage. Was he right?
It can be safely said that Aboriginal people have never seen Noel Pearson as the great hope. The voices of dissent and sometimes outrage have not been heard over the clamour of the media and politicians to find the quick fix, the one sure cure for the Aboriginal problem, that Pearson has seemed to represent.
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