Paddy Manning, The Age

Paddy Manning

The Age

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Paddy:

Bad blood and bastardry: how Malcolm Turnbull became opposition leader

From the opposition bunker of a bruising election defeat, Malcolm Turnbull showed bad blood and bastardry to beat his opponents to the top, writes Paddy Manning, in an exclusive extract from his new book. → Read More

Business journalists try to hold Qantas, banks to account

Hard-hitting business journalism is more important than ever, with businesses flagrantly running roughshod over Parliament. But there are fewer and fewer journos up to (and supported in) the task. → Read More

They know coal is coming to an end’: Bob Massie on the death of the mining boom –

People on the ground are ready to make the transition to a non-mining economy, but the government and big mining companies are doubling down on coal. → Read More

Meet the former public servant running the jobs firm accused of fudging the books –

A low-profile WA former public servant owns the ORS group, which featured in an explosive <em>Four Corners</em> investigation on Monday night. → Read More

This is not a second-rate product’: NBN contractor defends cable –

Defenders of the government's mixed-technology NBN plan say fibre isn't that great anyway and that existing pay TV cables will do just fine. → Read More

Origin’s LNG excitement fades as black gold loses its lustre –

Origin Energy is still making money, but its bigwigs (and shareholders) would be a lot happier of oil were still $100 a barrel. → Read More

Pacific Brands continues to unravel –

Clothing manufacturer Pacific Brands has posted another set of depressing figures. Can anything save the ailing Aussie icon? → Read More

Japan Post deal tolls an ominous note for Australia Post –

Last year's free trade agreement with Japan has inspired a business acquisition that could spell doom for Australia Post. → Read More

Even gas execs admit that we don’t need more gas drilling in NSW –

Some coal seam gas types are saying NSW will face a gas shortage this winter. This is nonsense, and they know it. → Read More

Buddy, can you spare some bandwidth? How Telstra is going to let strangers use your wi-fi –

Telstra is raking in the cash thanks to the NBN, but Australia is still languishing with slow broadband speeds. → Read More

A brief history of Rinehart’s loss-making stake in Ten –

Iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart has sunk $208.1 million dollars into the ailing Ten Network. So, has she gotten bang for her buck? → Read More

The cheap, easy way Abbott can win votes — and maybe save the planet –

There's a very easy way for Abbott to get a substantial part of the electorate back on side ... → Read More

Where are all these jobs Abbott is supposedly creating? –

Tony Abbott is right to say the government is creating 4000 jobs a week. But are they real jobs, and are they in the areas Australia needs? → Read More

Hockey bets it all on a rate cut, but will the banks save his bacon? –

The banks haven't a leg to stand on when it comes to claiming they can't pass on the RBA's rate cut in full. But they might withhold some of it anyway. → Read More

Watermark coal mine approval fires up just about everyone –

Farmers, greenies and even Alan Jones are out for blood over the controversial Liverpool Plains mine plans. → Read More

Gut feelings and ‘common sense’: what Jeff Kennett brings to Coles remediation –

Coles has turned to the former Victorian premier to sort out that bit of bother with its suppliers. → Read More

Spinout: CommBank glosses financial planning scandal –

Last year's scandal over the behaviour of the Commonwealth Bank's financial planners was a big deal, right? Well, not if you ask the bank itself. → Read More

Nursing homes without nurses: Profits rise, quality called into question in aged-care industry –

Reforms to the aged-care industry have made running those businesses more profitable. But at what cost to the people they're supposed to be caring for? → Read More

The Glencore tax gaffe the media can’t tell you about –

Glencore took a risk appointing the former head of BP as its director of environment and safety. But a blunder committed while under Chatham House rules suggests he remains as gaffe-prone as ever. → Read More

Essential: voters overwhelmingly reject penalty rates cuts –

Voters resoundingly denounce changes to penalty rates, while Bill Shorten surges ahead in politics of personality. → Read More