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Mark Hawthorne is Senior Editor at The Age. Previously he was National Business Editor of Fairfax Metro Media.
Mark Hawthorne BHP Billiton has walked out on a joint venture to develop the Altia copper and silver deposit in Queensland, just a day after the company’s chairman and chief executive warned they would scale back...
Mark Hawthorne Consumers might think intense competition gives them a good deal on dairy but it comes at a cost.
Mark Hawthorne, Lucy Battersby and Ben Butler Disgraced Melbourne businessman Ben Polis threatened an employee with investigation by federal police while his company, Energy Watch, was being engulfed by allegations of workplace abuse.
Megan Levy and Mark Hawthorne Embattled businessman Ben Polis has stepped down as the chief executive of EneryWatch as the controversy surrounding his racist, sexist and offensive comments on Facebook intensifies.
Mark Hawthorne Legal firm Slater & Gordon claims Macquarie responsible for rougue trader actions.
Mark Hawthorne and Eli Greenblat Qantas chief Alan Joyce and his predecessor Geoff Dixon have clocked up some $50m in pay between them. So which of them picks up the drinks tab?
Ruth Williams, Tim Colebatch, Craig Butt and Mark Hawthorne Victoria's economy rode out the global financial crisis reasonably unscathed, but the inevitable bumps in the road have begun to take their toll.
Mark Hawthorne, Colin Kruger SUPPLIERS to Australia's two dominant supermarket chains have complained to the consumer watchdog about ''unconscionable conduct'' by Coles and Woolworths.
Mark Hawthorne and Colin Kruger Suppliers approach consumer watchdog to complain about the behaviour of Coles and Woolworths.
Mark Hawthorne and Peter Ker Julia Gillard's victory has brought an end to a disruptive week for corporate Australia.
Mark Hawthorne and Stephen Crafti When it comes to glitz and glamour, Australia's biggest fashion festival now holds its head high on a global stage.
Eric Johnston and Mark Hawthorne Australia's business leaders have hit out at the political infighting that has gripped Canberra, saying it has sapped consumer confidence and affected the economic management of the country.
Mark Hawthorne Surfwear company denies embattled chief executive is soon to be dropped by board.
Mark Hawthorne Gina Rinehart joins the ranks of Australia's media barons after becoming the biggest shareholder in Fairfax Media.
Mark Hawthorne Dick Smith fears for our obsession with the bottom line, writes Mark Hawthorne.
Eric Johnston, Scott Rochfort and Mark Hawthorne Mining magnate trying to become the largest shareholder in the nation's biggest independent media company.
Eric Johnston, Scott Rochfort, Mark Hawthorne Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, has become the largest shareholder in newspaper publisher Fairfax Media, sending its shares soaring.
Mark Hawthorne and Eric Johnston Australia could be down to just one car manufacturer within the next few years, warns former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett.
Matt Wade and Mark Hawthorne The overseas threat to service-sector jobs is growing rapidly as more companies, including three of the big four banks, outsource local jobs, write Matt Wade and Mark Hawthorne.
Maris Beck and Mark Hawthorne ANZ staff are warning of a surge in fraud after the bank cut a sixth of the staff from the unit that polices customer accounts.