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Fidelity bought Otto Buttula’s Rhythm Biosciences stock at $1.30 per share in September last year. The stock closed Tuesday trading at 16 cents.

Fidelity left holding the soiled bag

Rhythm Biosciences executive chairman Otto Buttula sold $6.5 million worth of shares last year. Since then, the stock has cratered.

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  • Mark Di Stefano
eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said she was disappointed with the responses from X and Google.

Australia slaps Elon Musk’s X with a $600,000 fine

The eSafety Commissioner has issued Google an official warning and fined Elon Musk’s X $610,500.

  • Tess Bennett
Tanami Road between Alice Springs and the remote Aboriginal community of Yuendumu.

Indigenous booths voted Yes, their electorates said No

Booth level data showed 22 remote mobile teams deployed across the NT recorded overwhelming support for the Voice, despite their electorate’s resounding No vote.

  • Ronald Mizen
Avalon Airport CEO Tony Brun on Friday.

Western Sydney ‘not the centre of the universe’, says Avalon Airport

The airport wants a small investment in a rail fix, and the same guarantees around air traffic control and other services the government is offering the Aerotropolis.

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  • Ayesha de Kretser
Octopus Energy founder Greg Jackson says the company is a bit like Amazon.

This Octopus is making Origin Energy harder to swallow

If the UK energy conglomerate’s growth prospects are as good as it claims, then the Australian company’s 20 per cent stake could be a poison pill for takeover suitors.

  • Hans van Leeuwen


Dan Collins. in 2014, shortly after KKR invested in his oncology group, GenesisCare.

GenesisCare business comes back to life, won’t offset payments bungle

The collapsed cancer services group will likely split its US assets ahead of a sale.

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  • Carrie LaFrenz and Jemima Whyte
NSW Treasurer Daniel Mookhey.

Mookhey plots NSW’s return to surplus in two years

The state’s treasurer is promising voters “immediate assistance ... with long-term reform” in the Minns government’s first budget.

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  • Samantha Hutchinson
Yellow Brick Road chairman Mark Bouris.

Mark Bouris says Yellow Brick Road ‘misunderstood’ as it plans delisting

Its chairman says going private will help it seek opportunities that come to him “literally every week”.

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  • Lucy Dean
Koala co-founder Mitch Taylor and departed co-chief executive Melissa Fahey in happier times.

Koala co-CEO leaves the top job after less than a year

The departure of Melissa Fahey, an experienced executive who had helped take the job marketplace Hipages public, is a blow to Koala’s listing hopes.

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  • Nick Bonyhady


Star Entertainment Group boss Robbie Cooke took the casino group’s reins in October last year. He’s had to scramble like mad since.

The $1.1b reason Star’s problems aren’t over

Star Entertainment has been pulled apart and CEO Robbie Cooke is trying to put it back together. It will only be possible if it can get a debt deal done quickly.

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  • Anthony Macdonald
As Labor talks tough on competition policy and prepares to crack down on firms using market power to dud consumers, Financial Servies Minister Stephen Jones indicated Qantas was a special case.

Labor blocked Qatar flights to protect Qantas’ profit

As the government talks tough on competition policy and prepares a crackdown on firms using market power to dud consumers, one minister says Qantas is a special case.

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  • Ronald Mizen and Ayesha de Kretser
Monadelphous boss Zoran Bebic is confident that the Perth-based engineering group will win more resources and energy contracts.

Monadelphous says outlook ‘strong’ defying China wobbles

The Perth-based engineering group expects to secure more resources and energy contracts after reporting a $53.5m annual net profit.

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  • Jenny Wiggins
Paul Whittaker in 2019, arriving at a party thrown by Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch in Sydney.

Boris Whittaker, News Corp’s last newspaperman

He’s risen from The Gold Coast Bulletin to run Sky News Australia, and he’s close to the Murdoch family. So, what’s next for Paul Whittaker?

  • Mark Di Stefano and Zoe Samios
Firefighters union boss Peter Marshall is hoping for support from a coalition of unions who feel locked out of the Labor factions.

ALP national executive to spill as unions test factions

The Labor national executive is expected to go to a vote as the party’s Left faction tests if it has a majority and an unhappy coalition of unions makes a play for the deciding seat.

  • David Marin-Guzman


The story, Does Bridget McKenzie really have a PhD in constitutional law?, relied on a transcript provided to the media that was incorrect.



The Australian Financial Review’s Street Talk column reported online on August 16 that 29Metals had brokers working on a capital raising. This was incorrect.

The Australian Financial Review’s total print readership for Monday to Friday increased 22 per cent to 186,000.


The headline in the August 14 print edition, TikTok GST fraud costs ATO $4.6b, was incorrect.

The CEO of Decathlon sports stores resigned in September 2022.

French sporting goods giant Decathlon doubles local losses

The company sells most of its products through Super Retail Group’s Rebel Sports stores and BCF, from camping to cycling and water sports gear.

  • Carrie LaFrenz
James Chin-Moody, Sendle founder, experiments with AI every day.

The daily exercise this young executive does to train on AI

James Chin Moody, the co-founder of Sendle, has recommended young executives get into a daily habit of training with AI, embracing the technology which stands to upturn the future of the workplace.

  • Mark Di Stefano and Jessica Sier
The secondary sale of Canva stock by Blackbird Ventures has given some initial returns to super funds like Hostplus. Its co-founders are Cliff Obrecht, Melanie Perkins and Cameron Adams.

Super funds cash in as Blackbird sells down Canva stake

The company has been under scrutiny after local venture capital firms followed US investors in marking down their valuations by almost $US15 billion.

  • Paul Smith