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Ben Butler

James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch close to One.Tel settlement

Ben Butler Adele Ferguson James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch could settle a long-running dispute over their conduct as directors of dotcom bomb One.Tel as early as next week.

Australian fashion label Ksubi to be sold for third time

A model walks down a catwalk crawling with rats.

Ben Butler Troubled label Ksubi is to be sold for the third time in as many years as Australia's fashion industry looks to rebuild after 18 months of financial turmoil.

$3.5m spent on Manus Island detention centre's kitchen defended

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Ben Butler The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has defended paying $3.5 million to Toll Holdings for a tent kitchen at its Manus Island detention centre.

Manus Island kitchen well worth $3.5m, Immigration says

Ben Butler The Department of Immigration has defended paying $3.5 million for a tent kitchen.

Manus operator G4S paid no 2012 tax but got a refund

A G4S security guard observes the Fairfax media boat at the detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. 27th July 2013. Photo by Jason South

Ben Butler and Georgia Wilkins The sacked operator of the controversial immigration detention centre at Manus Island, G4S, paid no Australian tax in 2012, Fairfax Media has learnt.

Manus Island guards on job despite suspect behaviour

Sarah Whyte, David Wroe, Ben Butler The new operators of Manus Island detention centre will continue to use local security staff even though they are implicated in last week's deadly clashes with asylum-seekers.

Geoffrey Edelsten set up stabbing of ex-partner, court told

Geoffrey Edelsten

Ben Butler, Chris Vedelago Geoffrey Edelsten has been accused in a US court of orchestrating the stabbing and bashing of a former US business partner with whom he has been feuding.

US blocks sale of Edelsten penthouse

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Dr. Geoffrey Edelston leaves the Melbourne Supreme Court

Chris Vedelago & Ben Butler Geoffrey Edelsten's bid to sell off his luxury Gold Coast penthouse just days after declaring bankruptcy has been blocked at the last minute by a US court.

Geoffrey Edelsten could face jail term over multimillion-dollar dispute

Geoffrey Edelsten.

Ben Butler and Chris Vedelago Disgraced former doctor Geoffrey Edelsten risks being charged with an offence that carries a maximum 30-year jail term if he does not settle a multimillion-dollar dispute with his former US business...

Retail: Boxing Day shopping splurge estimated at $1.9 billion

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Ben Butler, Amy McNeilage To shopping fanatics, it's the equivalent of a grand final. But rather than soaking up the atmosphere at the main game, they are increasingly staying on their lounges to bag Boxing Day bargains.

Investors count the cost as Bill Vlahos' racing bets club collapses

BILL VLAHOS

Patrick Bartley and Ben Butler They were million-dollar bets that bookies say were impossible to make. In the depths of winter, punters avoid Melbourne's soggy racetracks in favour of warmer circuits such as Sydney.

Edelsten a serial con artist, US lawyer tells court

Ben Butler Disgraced former doctor Geoffrey Edelsten has been accused of criminal contempt of court during a US legal stoush in which he was described as ''a serial con artist''.

Geoffrey Edelsten accused of criminal contempt of court in Florida

Geoffrey Edelsten outside the Melbourne Supreme Court.

Ben Butler The former doctor has been accused of criminal contempt of court during a US legal stoush in which he was described as 'a serial con artist'.

Rinehart says prisoners should be able to pay their way out of jail

Gina Rinehart.

Ben Butler Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, says non-violent prisoners should be allowed to pay their way out of jail.

ASIC caned over tardy probe on CBA financials

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Adele Ferguson, Chris Vedelago and Ben Butler The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has been lashed over its failure to investigate the claims of whistleblowers at the centre of Commonwealth Bank's financial planning scandal.

Dubai jails Australian for 10 years over fraud charges

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Rick Feneley, Ben Butler An Australian executive has been sentenced to 10 years jail in Dubai but his junior colleague acquitted in a spectacular climax to their four-year battle against property fraud charges.

Scores of rich Australians dodging taxes, ATO says

ATO

Ben Butler More than 100 wealthy Australians, some of them high-profile, have netted tens of millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains through newly discovered links to a worldwide network of tax havens, the Tax...

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Courts

Sunland fights Dubai deal findings

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Ben Butler Findings against Gold Coast property developer Sunland over a controversial Dubai property deal are "a serious miscarriage of justice", counsel for the company told a court on Monday morning.

Defence out of depth in billion-dollar contracts

Collins class submarine the HMAS Farncomb.

Lucy Battersby and Ben Butler Defence Force mandarins are calling for private sector help after admitting the organisation lacks the skills and ''general business acumen'' to prudently negotiate billion-dollar contracts with...

Defence calls for private sector reinforcements to lift its negotiating skills

Defence force to get help from public sector

Lucy Battersby, Ben Butler Defence Force mandarins are calling for private sector help after admitting the organisation lacks the skills and ''general business acumen'' to prudently negotiate billion-dollar contracts with...