Latest industry news

  1. Why Netflix should be forced to make Aussie shows

    Binge watching television audiences are driving a new golden age for the small screen. While global competitors like Netflix spend billions on original content they've invested in just a handful of local productions. Australian producers are demanding a quota system to level the playing field.

  2. Friday markets with Julia Lee

    The local market has seen a positive end to the week, thanks to a rebound on Wall Street. Julia Lee from Bell Direct speaks to Carrington .

  3. Gary Weiss speaks to The Business

    The ascent of shareholder activist Gary Weiss' to the chairmanship of Ardent Leisure has already caused major changes at the embattled company with CEO Simon Kelly stepping down after less than five months in the role. Gary Weiss says he is going to be much more hands-on in steering the company which has faced a torrid time since last year's Dreamworld tragedy.

  4. Bitcoin hits record high

    The price of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin has surged to a new record high leaving the Australian currency in its wake.

  5. Business in 90 Seconds

    In this update: the All Ords has added 22 points; the ASX 200 is up 21 points; Fairfax is facing losses again today after severing ties with Domain; job search company Seek is also seeing gains; the AUD is buying 76 US cents.

  6. Same-sex marriage divisions within Government reignite push for banking inquiry

    Government divisions on same-sex marriage are fuelling a new backbench push to hold a banking royal commission, with Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan declaring the Australian people would support it.

  7. Tabcorp-Tatts $11bn merger approved by Competition Tribunal again

    Tabcorp's merger with Tatts has been given the green light — one year after the companies announced their intention to join forces.

  8. Business in 90 Seconds

    In this update: the ASX has opened higher following strong leads from Wall Street overnight. Fairfax is faces losses again today; A2 Milk is higher; gold has been trading within a limited range; the AUD is worth 75.85 US cents.

  9. Business in 90 Seconds

    In this update: National Australia Bank has sacked 20 bankers and disciplined another 32 over the selling of mortgages without accurate customer information and documentation; the Commonwealth Bank has apologised to shareholders at its AGM as it continues to battle numerous scandals.

  10. Queensland dairy farmers could be paid more if milk factory chief gets his way

    There are hopes a new milk factory on the Darling Downs will throw a lifeline to Queensland dairy farmers struggling from the supermarket $1-a-litre campaign.

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