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'We should be feared': Former bouncer turned corporate cop wants justice
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'We should be feared': Former bouncer turned corporate cop wants justice

Daniel Crennan looks menacing. Sitting his huge frame down for his first interview since becoming a deputy at the corporate cop, he is no mood for small talk.

  • by Sarah Danckert

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Financial planner who used millions 'as he pleased' gets 10 years' jail

Financial planner who used millions 'as he pleased' gets 10 years' jail

The sentence is understood to be the heaviest meted out to a financial adviser to date.

  • by Mathew Dunckley
ACCC, ASIC put to work on 'exploitative' franchising sector
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ACCC, ASIC put to work on 'exploitative' franchising sector

The consumer watchdog should be given new powers to police the franchising industry, according to a parliamentary inquiry which has also called on the corporate regulator to watch the scandal-prone sector more closely. 

  • by Patrick Hatch and Emma Koehn
Big franchise report set to turn industry on its head
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Big franchise report set to turn industry on its head

A report into the $170 billion franchise industry is set for release days after a report into rampant wage fraud across the economy. Both reports are related.

  • by Adele Ferguson
The demise of Acquire: How the 'big dogs' in education lost their bite
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Andrew Demetriou

The demise of Acquire: How the 'big dogs' in education lost their bite

The "boys" at Andrew Demetriou-linked group Acquire Learning were "big dogs" with big plans, but now liquidators are trying to find out how it all fell apart.

  • by Sarah Danckert
'Clear duty to intervene': Government under pressure to save whistleblower
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'Clear duty to intervene': Government under pressure to save whistleblower

Senator Rex Patrick has written to the Attorney-General asking him to help Richard Boyle who faces six life sentences for being a whistleblower.

  • by Adele Ferguson
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'Boom! $1 million for the boys': Acquire eyed success ahead of fall
Andrew Demetriou

'Boom! $1 million for the boys': Acquire eyed success ahead of fall

Acquire Learning arranged to pour $1 million a month into the pockets of its shareholders including Andrew Demetriou shortly before its collapse left thousands of students stranded.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Fallen tech darling Appster trading while insolvent since 2017, report finds
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Fallen tech darling Appster trading while insolvent since 2017, report finds

A three-month statutory report reveals directors of fallen tech darling Appster put their own interests before clients.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Firms with $30m debts could be 'small' under Hayne changes
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Firms with $30m debts could be 'small' under Hayne changes

A recommendation on how banks have to handle their dealings with smaller businesses has emerged as a sticking point on implementing the royal commission's recommendations.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Minister says there was 'an element of official business' to Leeuwin Estate concert visit
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Minister says there was 'an element of official business' to Leeuwin Estate concert visit

West Australian regional development minister Alannah MacTiernan denies she acted improperly by using a government jet to attend a concert, saying there was "nothing untoward" and no extra cost to the taxpayer.

Corporate Travel Management lobs landmark legal threat at short-sellers
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Corporate Travel Management lobs landmark legal threat at short-sellers

If successful the action could alter the way investors criticise companies in public.

  • by Kylar Loussikian