Illustration: John Shakespeare.

Fairfax sale plot Thickins at TPG

Subplots and twists in takeover story now playing out in public at the select committee on the future of public interest journalism.

Illustration: John Shakespeare

Investors not coffin up for corporate afterlife

Australia's biggest funeral services provider, Invocare, is in the business of taking care of the business of the "departed", and it is good to see its board is taking this vocation seriously.

Maxine Horne, boss of  telecommunications firm Vita Group and wealthiest female company executive.

Telstra puts squeeze on mobile queen

Maxine Horne is still Australia's richest female executive, but Telstra boss Andy Penn is ensuring she will occupy a much lower rung on the rich list this year.

Mike Cannon-Brookes confirmed he had taken a "bet" on bitcoin that has paid off handsomely.

Atlassian's Cannon-Brookes lays claim to a bitcoin windfall

While the billionaire co-founder of Atlassian, Scott Farquhar, was making headlines with the purchase of of Australia's most expensive house, his business partner, Mike Cannon-Brookes, found something to crow about in another tech punt that has apparently proved a winner.