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Mark Hawthorne

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

Amazon kicks off assault on Aussie retailers with 'unheard of' fashion attack
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Amazon kicks off assault on Aussie retailers with 'unheard of' fashion attack

The largest assault on Australia's retail sector in decades is about to begin.

  • by Mark Hawthorne, Patrick Hatch

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ANZ Bank sells 'tens of millions' in SA bonds over state bank tax

ANZ Bank sells 'tens of millions' in SA bonds over state bank tax

ANZ Bank chief executive Shayne Elliott has warned South Australia would face higher borrowing costs if other banks lower their exposure to the state as a result of its bank levy, as ANZ has done.

  • by Clancy Yeates and Mark Hawthorne
Debt-free at last, now the Cats are on a mission to be pokie-free

Debt-free at last, now the Cats are on a mission to be pokie-free

When Geelong take to Simonds Stadium on Friday night, it will mark a number of milestones for the Cats.

  • by Mark Hawthorne
Federal Budget 2017: Big four banks hit with new levy, potentially costing billions

Federal Budget 2017: Big four banks hit with new levy, potentially costing billions

For Australia's five biggest banks, this year's federal budget will go down as another Black Tuesday.

  • by Mark Hawthorne
Lower dollar does little to stop surge in online sales

Lower dollar does little to stop surge in online sales

Australia's appetite for online shopping is surging -  despite a lower Australian dollar - as growth in overseas sales drives the online retail market.

  • by Mark Hawthorne, Senior Editor
Federal budget 2017-18: Hard sell begins for Treasurer Scott Morrison

Federal budget 2017-18: Hard sell begins for Treasurer Scott Morrison

Joe Hockey's disastrous first budget will always be remembered for the term "lifters and leaners".  Malcolm Turnbull's second budget loomed as the year of "good debt and bad" debt, until the Prime Minister unleashed a new political slogan on the nation.

  • by Mark Hawthorne
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'We sailed close to the sun.' Sali the Swisse master came back from the brink

'We sailed close to the sun.' Sali the Swisse master came back from the brink

The business world is filled with rags to riches stories, but Australia has few like the tale of Swisse Wellness.

  • by Mark Hawthorne, Senior Editor
Budget 2017: Morrison needs to 'thread the needle' in his second budget

Budget 2017: Morrison needs to 'thread the needle' in his second budget

A housing affordability package. A looming fight with Catholic schools over funding. A major infrastructure spend. Much is already known about Scott Morrison's second budget as Treasurer on Tuesday.

  • by Mark Hawthorne and Mathew Dunckley
Staff poaching the new front in David Jones and Myer battle

Staff poaching the new front in David Jones and Myer battle

Staff are the new front in the retail war between Myer and David Jones as the two chains prepare for life headquartered in the same city.

  • by Mark Hawthorne
Malcolm in a muddle in 'marvellous Melbourne'

Malcolm in a muddle in 'marvellous Melbourne'

In his hometown of Sydney, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull already faces an image problem. It's almost a year to the day since Peta Credlin dropped the moniker "Mr Harbourside mansion" on the PM, a sobriquet that has irked Turnbull both because it has stuck, and it's true.

  • by Mark Hawthorne
Ron Walker accuses Olympic chiefs of interfering in battle over Coates

Ron Walker accuses Olympic chiefs of interfering in battle over Coates

Ron Walker, the elder statesman of Australian sports administration and one of the country's most prominent business figures, has written to the chiefs of all 40 Olympic sporting bodies to declare his support for Danni Roche in the battle for the presidency of the Australian Olympic Committee.

  • by Mark Hawthorne, Michael Bachelard