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Colin Kruger is a business reporter focused on the retail and gambling industries. He joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1999 as its technology editor. Other roles have included the Herald's deputy business editor and online business editor.
Saffron Howden, Georgia Wilkins, Colin Kruger Kate Bower was willing to pay $165 a day to secure a spot for her baby daughter at a childcare centre in Sydney's inner-west.
Colin Kruger ''This is a business subsidised by government - how can it be unprofitable?'' wailed ABC Learning's former chairwoman, Sallyanne Atkinson soon after the collapse.
Georgia Wilkins and Colin Kruger The head of Australia's biggest childcare operator, not-for-profit group Goodstart Early Learning, says incentives are driving private operators to set up shop in wealthy, inner-city suburbs, rather...
Colin Kruger Our top corporate cop confirms he is likely to miss his first big trip for the year due to conflicts with Senate inquiry into ASIC.
Colin Kruger Echo Entertainment's largest investor has supported the promotion of Matt Bekier to chief executive of the troubled casino operator.
Colin Kruger Small caps are the fun end of the market even for the billionaire punters like pokie baron Bruce Mathieson.
Colin Kruger Cabcharge's 87-year-old founder, Reg Kermode, has offered a lesson in staying power to all those holiday-loving bludgers like CBD.
Colin Kruger Just before Christmas, James Packer's Asian casino venture, Melco Crown, pledged to spend $10 million on ''cultural projects'' in Japan in partnership with Tokyo's University of the Arts.
Colin Kruger Crown wins approval to build resort, but 'still in discussions' over the gaming side of the project.
Colin Kruger James Packer has received approval from the Sri Lankan government to build a resort in Sri Lanka, but without explicit approval for the casino, which underpins the proposed $400 million project.
Colin Kruger Craft brewers face an uphill battle as they seek to convince the competition watchdog they are being locked out of pubs and clubs
Colin Kruger Competition watchdog launches investigation into supply of beer to Australia's pub industry to discover whether brewers are resorting to anti-competitive tactics that lock out rival beer brands.
Colin Kruger Tom Waterhouse turned a profit on his controversial betting operation just in time for Christmas.
Colin Kruger 'Google, schmoogle.'
Colin Kruger Cabcharge founder and executive chairman Reg Kermode is back behind the wheel of the taxi payments provider.
Colin Kruger Channel Nine's coverage of Australia's Ashes victory may have garnered all the glory, but the celebrations might be bigger at Ten, where its broadcast of the KFC T20 Big Bash League may finally be...
Colin Kruger Ten says it has no explanation for its soaring share price but hints that its ratings success with the Big Bash League may be the reason.
Colin Kruger Picking the highlights from the rich tapestry of events that passed before CBD this year was never going to be easy, but the big end of town is always a good place to start, especially when the...
Madeleine Heffernan and Colin Kruger Ten Network's programming ambitions will be funded by a $200 million loan guaranteed by three of its billionaire owners.
Colin Kruger, CBD It isn't often that private equity can be accused of generosity when it comes to offloading investments on to the public.