Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Time was up for Masters, Woolworths had to act

Adele Ferguson Woolworths has paid a heavy price for poor execution in a healthy, growing sector.

Australia a perennial loser on the global sharemarket

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Adele Ferguson Australia has been a perennial underperformer for at least a decade compared with most of its global sharemarket peers.

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It was more than just a few rogue planners at CBA, review finds

KordaMentha found the bank's review process of identifying potentially high risk advisers was sound.

Adele Ferguson After wading through more than 68 pages of a heavily jargoned review into CBA's financial planning business, two things stand out.

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7-Eleven stores raided in wage scam probe

7-Eleven, embroiled in a wage scam scandal, has seen dozens of its stores raided this morning.

Adele Ferguson At least 50 stores at the troubled convenience chain raided as part of wages probe.

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Consumer insurance ripe for reform

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Adele Ferguson How a man too ill to drive was sold a car and then taken for a ride over junk insurance.

Sexual servitude raids at karaoke bars add sinister edge to worker exploitation

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Adele Ferguson Sexual servitude is arguably the most egregious worker violation of foreign workers in this country.

Australia needs to reverse years of neglecting our innovators

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Adele Ferguson For years Australia has carried the stigma of failing to commercialise inventions. The so-called smart country has looked increasingly deficient.

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7-Eleven offer $25 million in back-pay as class action looms

Workers, most of them international students on visas, have faced exploitation.

Adele Ferguson and Sarah Danckert At least 100 franchisees at the scandal-ridden 7-Eleven convenience store giant have signed up for legal action against head office as the deadline looms to sign a new profit- sharing agreement.

Nothing super about board law change failure

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Adele Ferguson While industry funds have largely escaped scandals, legislative changes aren't always about the past, but should also be about future-proofing.

Why has Dick Smith's share price fallen so low, so fast?

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Adele Ferguson Private equity made a killing and investors who bought in the float have now seen hundreds of millions of dollars go up in smoke.

Gordons Cairns makes right noises on Woolworths, but time is running out

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Adele Ferguson There are a lot of decisions to made and not a lot of time for Woolworths' chairman Gordon Cairns.

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CBA's $80 million compensation claim should come with penalties

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Adele Ferguson A week after saying it wanted to be known as the 'ethical bank', CBA has had to refund $80 million in compensation.

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Class action on Eagle Boys' menu?

Adele Ferguson Pizza chain faces challenges if it is going to deliver an ASX float.

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Wage fraud: Pizza Hut franchisees using 'sham' contracts to underpay drivers

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Adele Ferguson, Sarah Danckert Franchisees are using the contracts to pay delivery drivers as little as $12 an hour without super or WorkCover.

7-Eleven: Crunch week looms for troubled chain

A lack of trust has created an atmosphere where the franchisees are concerned that the deal isn't what it seems.

Adele Ferguson and Sarah Danckert It's crunch time for 7-Eleven as franchisees decide whether to accept new contracts with head office.

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7-Eleven's Starbucks chain had wage issues, Senate hears

In this July 16, 2015 photo, a customer walks out of a Starbucks with a beverage in hand, in New York. Starbucks reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Adele Ferguson and Sarah Danckert A former payroll officer at 7-Eleven and associated entity Starbucks Australia described head office as "unethical" and "unsupportive" when she tried to bring her concerns about expired visas and...

7-Eleven: Two thirds of stores underpaid, inquiry hears

Workers, most of them international students on visas, had had enough of the systemic wage fraud.

Adele Ferguson and Sarah Danckert Panel overseeing compensation to 7-Eleven workers says most stores appear to have underpaid staff.

Committee hears of Commonwealth Bank's $8.2 billion 'fraud'

CBA has denied any wrongdoing.

Adele Ferguson and Sarah Danckert Commonwealth Bank impairment of loans led to a borrower's seven-year-old child having suicidal thoughts.

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Samarco mine disaster: BHP's reputation on the line as tragedy deepens

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Adele Ferguson It took a week but BHP Billiton and its partner Vale have agreed to set up an emergency fund in Brazil after seeing first hand the damage done by the tragic dam failure.

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Samarco mine disaster: BHP must compensate victims in Brazil

The town of Bento Rodrigues, Brazil flooded after the dam burst on Thursday: a Brazilian prosecutor has alleged that it was

Adele Ferguson There is an old saying that trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.

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