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July 2018


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Black Forest: pain for forgotten victims of a financial disaster

30 July 2018 | Adele Ferguson & Ruth Williams

For almost a decade Dave Gilham has dragged around 20 kilograms of documents in a battered suitcase. The forensically compiled folders hold evidence of inappropriate advice, doctored loan forms and more than one hundred items of correspondence pleading with a bank for mercy.


News

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

26 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

23 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

17 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

10 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.


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