Mark Hawthorne

Mark Hawthorne

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

Mercedes slams door on Alan Jones after Gillard insults

Mark Hawthorne Merecedes-Benz Australia has joined the list of companies to withdraw all advertising and marketing associated with controversial 2GB radio host Alan Jones.

Time running out to save Nine from receivership

Channel Nine logo.

Colin Kruger, Mark Hawthorne IT WAS once the cornerstone of Kerry Packer's multibillion-dollar fortune, but after two full days of talks among creditors Channel Nine was last night still fighting to stave off bankruptcy.

Channel Nine on brink as banks circle

Channel Nine logo.

Colin Kruger and Mark Hawthorne It was once the cornerstone of Kerry Packer's multibillion-dollar fortune, but after two full days of talks among creditors Channel Nine was last night still fighting to stave off bankruptcy.

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Myer loses 'potential successor'

One of Myer's most experienced executives has joined an exodus of senior talent.

Mark Hawthorne and Chris Zappone One of Myer's most experienced executives has quit the company, joining an exodus of senior talent.

Is that a donkey on your apron … or is the boss making an ass of himself?

Toll incident. Mike Valkenburg (left, doing inappropriate actions with a donkey) and Steven Bell (right).

Ben Butler, Mark Hawthorne SENIOR male executives at Australia's largest transport company, Toll Holdings, have been disciplined for sexually inappropriate conduct during a business meeting that offended female staff members.

'Donkey romp' execs in the gun

Toll executives in a 'donkey romp'.

Ben Butler and Mark Hawthorne Senior male executives at Australia's largest transport company, Toll Holdings, have been disciplined for sexually inappropriate conduct during a business meeting that offended female staff.

New wave of entrepreneurs seek fast fortunes

Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark Hawthorne Once upon a time the word 'entrepreneur' made Australian investors cringe.

Productivity

Finding the right staff a major challenge

Staff.

Mark Hawthorne A well-worn business adage is that economic downturns provide the opportunity for good companies to grow.

PRODUCTIVITY

Spotlight on the burden of red tape

Red tape.

Mark Hawthorne Dealing with the burden of regulation is a major stumbling block for many businesses, and the fear of compliance failure can stymie plans for expansion and growth.

Murdoch in step back from papers

Rupert Murdoch has quit as a director of a number of companies behind his newspaper empire.

Mark Hawthorne Rupert Murdoch quits as director of string of companies behind his embattled newspaper empire.

Woolies accused by food suppliers

Woolworths is accused of making 'brutal' price cut demands.

Mark Hawthorne and Madeleine Heffernan Suppliers to Woolworths claim they have been given two weeks to cut their prices by up to 10 per cent or have their goods removed from the chain's shelves.

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Suppliers squeezed: Woolies accused

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Mark Hawthorne, Madeleine Heffernan Woolworths is looking to squeeze price cuts from scores of suppliers to help fund its price war with Coles.

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Axe hangs over News titles

Rupert Murdoch has taken to Twitter.

Chris Zappone, Mark Hawthorne Worried editors will meet this morning as News Corp weighs the possibility of splitting its media and entertainment divisions.

'Brash Nebraskan' always knew how to manage media

An emotional Don Voelte Managing Director of Woodside  at the Media Conference at the Woodside  AGM 20 April 2011 Perth Convention Centre

Rania Spooner, Mark Hawthorne Don Voelte's appointment may not have come completely out of left field.

Profit hit has Qantas 17% lower

qantas

Elizabeth Knight, Mark Hawthorne Five years ago the Airline Partners Australia consortium was just hours away from buying Qantas at the price of $5.60 a share.

Qantas at risk of credit rate downgrade

Elizabeth Knight and Mark Hawthorne Just five years ago, the Airline Partners Australia consortium was only hours away from buying Qantas at the price of $5.60 per share.

Brokers: it's as bad as it's ever been

Safety net for investors was denied by Richard St John.

Eli Greenblat, Eric Johnston and Mark Hawthorne The latest sell-off is another hit to what little confidence investors may have had since climbing out of the financial crisis.

Market tremors hit brokerages

Stock broker.

Eli Greenblat, Eric Johnston and Mark Hawthorne Broking firms are shedding hundreds of staff as frightened investors opt to park spare funds in the bank rather than risk the wild ride of the market.

Winter darkness falls on Myer's spring splash

Jennifer Hawkins in the Myer Marquee.

Suzanne Carbone and Mark Hawthorne MYER is considering axing its long-term sponsorship deal with the spring racing carnival - including the 50-year-old Fashions on the Field competition - as things get tough for the nation's big...

Hastie workers' dreams are crushed

Subcontractors who work for the Hastie Group

Julie Power, Mark Hawthorne WHEN electrician Matt McDowell turned up to work yesterday morning at a Heyday site in Alexandria he was not prepared to be laid off.