Mark Hawthorne

Mark Hawthorne

Mark Hawthorne is Senior Editor at The Age. Previously he was National Business Editor of Fairfax Metro Media.

Tabcorp settles in for long turf war

Mark Hawthorne TABCORP is prepared to keep Irish betting giant Paddy Power in court for years to try to protect its investment in betting kiosks in pubs and clubs across NSW and Victoria.

A hard day's work a great waste, say Australians

Mark Hawthorne AUSTRALIAN employees are among the hardest-working in the developed world, notching an average 44-hour week, but rank among the least productive, with $109 billion of ''wasted'' wages each year.

Workers 'waste $109bn'

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Mark Hawthorne Australian workers are among the hardest-working in the developed world, notching an average 44-hour week, but they also rank among the least productive, amassing $109 billion of wasted wages each...

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AFL nudges spring carnival into second place again

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Mark Hawthorne Racing clubs are feeling the pain as grand final fever dominates Melbourne's sporting calendar.

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Ansett's airline fracture ends in tale of many parts

Mark Hawthorne The final chapter in a sorry saga eases the pain a little for the people who lost their jobs, writes Mark Hawthorne.

There's a spring in retail sales, but the steps lead to China

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Mark Hawthorne, Peter Martin FOR more than a year, embattled retailers have searched for what they call the ''green shoots'' of a spending recovery.

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No penguins harmed in CSL parade, blood oath

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Mark Hawthorne Pharmaceutical giant's show and tell has unexpected allure for Chinese visitors.

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Pandora led a charmed life, one out of the box, till now

Mark Hawthorne Pandora's 70 per cent share plunge reminds us to not invest in hype.

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In any language, it was a very bleak day, indeed

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Mark Hawthorne There is gloom and more gloom, but amid it all a few shafts of light show through.

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Former bra boss set to air rag trader's dirty laundry

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Mark Hawthorne Claims of late nights, dashed hopes and crying fits in hotel rooms threaten to damage Pacific Brands.

ANZ execs cleared Opes risk

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Eric Johnston, Mark Hawthorne A SENIOR ANZ risk management committee examined the bank's controversial securities lending program and approved its associated risks 16 months before the collapse of margin lender Opes Prime.

ANZ risk managers 'knew of' dangers

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Eric Johnston, Mark Hawthorne A SENIOR ANZ risk management committee examined the the bank's controversial securities lending program and approved its associated risks at least 16 months before the collapse of Opes Prime.

ANZ 'plotted against Primebroker'

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Mark Hawthorne, Eric Johnston ANZ executives discussed hiring a private detective to investigate the management of the stockbroker Primebroker Securities, as part of an effort to ''create personal embarrassment'' for the...

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ANZ plotted dirty tricks campaign

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Mark Hawthorne and Eric Johnston ANZ executives discussed hiring a private detective to investigate stockbroker Primebroker Securities as part of an effort to 'create personal embarrassment' for the directors of the embattled firm.

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DAs spill beans as brokers suss out their opposition

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Mark Hawthorne If you want to know who's writing plenty of business, it's worth interviewing their sidekick.

Baillieu family heads to court to burst red bubble

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Ben Butler and Mark Hawthorne A bitter stoush between the Premier's brother, Ian Baillieu, and Martin Hosking, the businessman behind controversial T-shirts bearing Hitler's image, is set to spill over into court on Monday.

Rag trader stretched at the seams

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Ben Butler, Mark Hawthorne The vultures are circling Pacific Brands as rising costs and falling sales bite.

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Pencil-drawn map adds a touch of Indiana Jones

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Mark Hawthorne Astra Mining has exciting prospects around the globe, and a cast of characters who've all been there before.

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Australia Post muscles in on NAB's footy feel-good factor

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Mark Hawthorne Postmaster-general Ahmed Fahour knows the value of AFL affiliation for corporates - and the value of family.

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Eye for detail helps to build the Packer gaming empire

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Mark Hawthorne When you have ''whales'' as guests, it pays to consider even their tastes in late-night TV, writes Mark Hawthorne.