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Talking Business with Leon Gettler

Talking Business

Season 3, Ep. 22

Here's this week's business finance and economics news - in just 30 minutes

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  • 17. Talking Business #17 Interview with Brad Adams from Rare Foods Australia

    37:55
    RBA minutes confirm a tightening bias, but it's reluctant to hike. This, as consumer sentiment remains deeply pessimistic with just over half expecting rate rises to resume over the next 12 months. Macquarie Group economists estimate there is a 50% chance of recession this year, as the “trap” of high migration unwinds and high interest rates leave the private sector in “stagnation”.A setback for Peter Dutton’s nuclear energy plans with the CSIRO estimating the nation’s first large-scale nuclear power plant could cost as much as $17 billion in today’s dollars, and would not be operational until at least 2040.Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds and her former staffer Brittany Higgins fail to reach an agreement in a second round of mediation.Telstra slashes its workforce by 9%.Follow my socials on:https://twitter.com/leongettlerhttps://www.instagram.com/leongettler/https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongettler/https://www.facebook.com/talkingbusinesspodcasthttps://business.google.com/dashboard/l/17460167277811417147?hl=en&gmbsrc=au-en-z-z-z-gmb-s-119-u~mhp-ns_hom_8-u&omec=EI_z6RYYASIBATIBATotZ21ic3JjPWF1LWVuLXotei16LWdtYi1zLTExOS11fm1ocC1uc19ob21fOC11QAFKEwjq4cCIj5D3AhXNnWMKHUB5Cqg%3Dhttps://www.youtube.com/c/LeonGettler/discussion?app=desktop
  • 16. Talking Business #16 Interview with Nick Smith from Smart Commmunications

    36:34
    Chalrmer’s election budget promises inflation will give voters a Christmas by returning to the RBA’s 2-3% target by the end of the year. The question is whether the RBA agrees.Small business is likely to be underwhelmed by the Budget which only announced investment initiatives for select industries only.A big victory for Elon Musk. An Australian federal court judge has shut down the Australian eSafety Commissioner's argument in its legal battle against 𝕏 over a global takedown order calling for the removal of videos.Anglo American has rejected an improved takeover offer from BHP valued at around $42.7 billion.PwC says it’s not liable for a boss rape.Follow my socials on:https://twitter.com/leongettlerhttps://www.instagram.com/leongettler/https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongettler/https://www.facebook.com/talkingbusinesspodcasthttps://business.google.com/dashboard/l/17460167277811417147?hl=en&gmbsrc=au-en-z-z-z-gmb-s-119-u~mhp-ns_hom_8-u&omec=EI_z6RYYASIBATIBATotZ21ic3JjPWF1LWVuLXotei16LWdtYi1zLTExOS11fm1ocC1uc19ob21fOC11QAFKEwjq4cCIj5D3AhXNnWMKHUB5Cqg%3Dhttps://www.youtube.com/c/LeonGettler/discussion?app=desktop
  • 15. Talking Business #15 Interview with Angela Ferguson from Future X Collective

    38:23
    Higher for longer and rates might go up again: That's the message we’ve got from the Reserve Bank of Australia on interest rates. Rating agencies have put the Victorian government on notice after it revealed state debt would climb to $188 billion in a budget that failed to cut spending The scale of the Bonza collapse has been revealed in court with almost 60,000 customers affected and lawyers claiming they would need a stadium to hold the thousands of creditors. Perpetual will be broken up and its 138-year-old name sold to private equity giant KKR as part of the biggest overhaul in its history.  The Australian Taxation Office is ramping up action against company directors as it chases $2.5 billion in unpaid taxes from businesses that have failed to pay superannuation, pass on GST or pass on income tax of employees. Follow my socials on:https://twitter.com/leongettlerhttps://www.instagram.com/leongettler/https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongettler/https://www.facebook.com/talkingbusinesspodcasthttps://business.google.com/dashboard/l/17460167277811417147?hl=en&gmbsrc=au-en-z-z-z-gmb-s-119-u~mhp-ns_hom_8-u&omec=EI_z6RYYASIBATIBATotZ21ic3JjPWF1LWVuLXotei16LWdtYi1zLTExOS11fm1ocC1uc19ob21fOC11QAFKEwjq4cCIj5D3AhXNnWMKHUB5Cqg%3Dhttps://www.youtube.com/c/LeonGettler/discussion?app=desktop
  • 14. Talking Business # 14 Interview with Ben Weiss from Olliv

    37:47
    The cheap Aussie airline Bonza, which is majority owned by Florida-based private investment firm 777 Partners, has appointed a voluntary administrator to run the discount regional airline after the company behind its aircraft provider repossessed its planes in AustraliaStar Entertainment chair David Foster latest to depart amid Sydney casino inquiry. Twitter Australia is expected to be wound up by the end of 2024 after new documents filed with the corporate regulator show it reported just $3.4 million in revenue in the first half of 2023, plunging more than 80%The corporate watchdog has raided a Gold Coast-based cryptocurrency miner, which allegedly encouraged investors to put their super into crypto products without a financial licence, amid fears $62 million put in by savers would disappear.The growing scandals now swirling around leading shopping giant Super Retail Group is quickly turning into a soap opera with fresh accusations of a cover up of an alleged undisclosed affair between Super Retail chief executive Anthony Heraghty and his former head of human resources.Follow my socials on:https://twitter.com/leongettlerhttps://www.instagram.com/leongettler/https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongettler/https://www.facebook.com/talkingbusinesspodcasthttps://business.google.com/dashboard/l/17460167277811417147?hl=en&gmbsrc=au-en-z-z-z-gmb-s-119-u~mhp-ns_hom_8-u&omec=EI_z6RYYASIBATIBATotZ21ic3JjPWF1LWVuLXotei16LWdtYi1zLTExOS11fm1ocC1uc19ob21fOC11QAFKEwjq4cCIj5D3AhXNnWMKHUB5Cqg%3Dhttps://www.youtube.com/c/LeonGettler/discussion?app=desktop
  • 13. Talking Business #13 Inrterview with Tim Gaspar from Hatch Financial Services

    38:45
    Australia’s inflation comes in higher than expected at 3.6%. Service inflation is the main culprit holding back progress. Insurance premiums jumped by their most in 23 years, rents grew at their fastest annual pace face in 15 years, and education fees saw their largest quarterly rise in 12 years. You can forget about a rate cut this year!Australia will cut the growth outlook for most major economies, including key trading partner China, when it releases its budget next month. Free-to-air broadcasters are preparing for a furious lobbying effort to change proposed laws that put at risk one of their crucial sources of revenue, live sport, as new figures show young viewers have all but switched off their networks. Major supermarkets are accused of confusing and potentially misleading consumers with promotional labels which do not always reflect genuine discounts as Australians continue to struggle with the rising cost of groceries. The federal government’s eSafety commissioner won an emergency injunction in the Federal Court late Monday to force Elon Musk’s X to remove videos of last week’s Sydney terrorist attack after the billionaire mocked earlier take-down demands.Follow my socials on:https://twitter.com/leongettlerhttps://www.instagram.com/leongettler/https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongettler/https://www.facebook.com/talkingbusinesspodcasthttps://business.google.com/dashboard/l/17460167277811417147?hl=en&gmbsrc=au-en-z-z-z-gmb-s-119-u~mhp-ns_hom_8-u&omec=EI_z6RYYASIBATIBATotZ21ic3JjPWF1LWVuLXotei16LWdtYi1zLTExOS11fm1ocC1uc19ob21fOC11QAFKEwjq4cCIj5D3AhXNnWMKHUB5Cqg%3Dhttps://www.youtube.com/c/LeonGettler/discussion?app=desktop
  • 12. Talking Business #12 Interview with Justin Seskin from The Dom

    35:48
    Tesla is slashing headcount by more than 10%, or 140,000 jobs, as part of a global retrenchment extending all the way into its executive ranks as the carmaker struggles with slowing demand for electric vehicles.Outgoing Woolworths boss Brad Banducci was threatened with six months in jail for contempt of the Senate after he refused to directly answer questions about a profit metric, in a fiery Greens-led Senate hearing that went off the rails on Tuesday. Greens are accused of grandstanding instead of focusing on cost of living.Leading defamation lawyers and academics say Bruce Lehrmann’s spectacular defamation defeat will make high-profile litigants think twice before rushing to court to redeem their reputations.Star Entertainment’s chairman and former chief executive privately schemed to wage war on the casino regulator and considered engaging shareholders in a class action against a NSW government-appointed manager.Major Australian media companies reeling from the prospect of losing $300 million in advertising revenue from a government crackdown on gambling advertising now face an even more expensive blow from a possible ban on junk food ads.Follow my socials on:https://twitter.com/leongettlerhttps://www.instagram.com/leongettler/https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongettler/https://www.facebook.com/talkingbusinesspodcasthttps://business.google.com/dashboard/l/17460167277811417147?hl=en&gmbsrc=au-en-z-z-z-gmb-s-119-u~mhp-ns_hom_8-u&omec=EI_z6RYYASIBATIBATotZ21ic3JjPWF1LWVuLXotei16LWdtYi1zLTExOS11fm1ocC1uc19ob21fOC11QAFKEwjq4cCIj5D3AhXNnWMKHUB5Cqg%3Dhttps://www.youtube.com/c/LeonGettler/discussion?app=desktop
  • 11. Talking Business #11 Interview with Paul Bevan from Magic Valley

    39:04
     In an important report, the IMF has found Australian households are more sensitive to changes in interest rates than virtually any other consumers globally because of the dominance of variable-rate mortgages, high levels of household debt and lax lending rules.The Albanese government will push insurers to cut costs for households that take steps to reduce their risks amid soaring double-digit premium growth that is expected to continue in 2024.Craig Emerson's interim report into the behaviour of big supermarkets recommends massive fines for those who abuse their buying power to unfairly treat farmgate suppliers. Seven’s investigative program, Spotlight, will make its return on Sunday April 14. That’s despite concerns the fact the ­beleaguered current affairs show could be hit by a public backlash over scandalous claims that emerged about the network last week.The head of Mayfair, James Mawhinney, who has been charged with four counts of engaging in dishonest conduct, faces a lengthy time in jail.  Follow my socials on:https://twitter.com/leongettlerhttps://www.instagram.com/leongettler/https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongettler/https://www.facebook.com/talkingbusinesspodcasthttps://business.google.com/dashboard/l/17460167277811417147?hl=en&gmbsrc=au-en-z-z-z-gmb-s-119-u~mhp-ns_hom_8-u&omec=EI_z6RYYASIBATIBATotZ21ic3JjPWF1LWVuLXotei16LWdtYi1zLTExOS11fm1ocC1uc19ob21fOC11QAFKEwjq4cCIj5D3AhXNnWMKHUB5Cqg%3Dhttps://www.youtube.com/c/LeonGettler/discussion?app=desktop
  • 10. Talking Business#10 Interview with Aaron McEwan from Gartner

    38:38
    In an extraordinary development in the Lehmann vs Ten defamation case, a former producer on Seven’s Spotlight program besmirched Bruce Lehrmann’s credibility by alleging he had received perks totalling tens of thousands of dollars including a $361 steak and reimbursement for the cost of sex workers and illicit drugs before he signed an exclusive interview deal with the network.Paula Hitchcock says she regularly attended the billionaire Pratt family’s weekly Shabbat at the invitation of her biological ­father, Richard Pratt, and his wife Jeanne.The Australian economy is in the middle of a “perfect storm” with insolvencies rising to an almost decade high last month as businesses struggle with crushing debt and a shortage of cash.One of Australia’s top green energy superpower advocates says it is unclear whether the nation has a comparative advantage in the solar panel industry that the Albanese government is propping up with $1 billion of support, including in regions facing the likely loss of thousands of coal-fired power station workers, some earning up to $170,000.British Formula One racing team McLaren has teamed up with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to help accelerate the restoration of coral on one of Australia’s biggest tourism drawcards.Follow my socials on:https://twitter.com/leongettlerhttps://www.instagram.com/leongettler/https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongettler/https://www.facebook.com/talkingbusinesspodcasthttps://business.google.com/dashboard/l/17460167277811417147?hl=en&gmbsrc=au-en-z-z-z-gmb-s-119-u~mhp-ns_hom_8-u&omec=EI_z6RYYASIBATIBATotZ21ic3JjPWF1LWVuLXotei16LWdtYi1zLTExOS11fm1ocC1uc19ob21fOC11QAFKEwjq4cCIj5D3AhXNnWMKHUB5Cqg%3Dhttps://www.youtube.com/c/LeonGettler/discussion?app=desktop        
  • 10. Talking Business # 10 Interview with Aaron McEwan from Gasrtner

    38:38
    In an extraordinary development in the Lehmann vs Ten defamation case, a former producer on Seven’s Spotlight program besmirched Bruce Lehrmann’s credibility by alleging he had received perks totalling tens of thousands of dollars including a $361 steak and reimbursement for the cost of sex workers and illicit drugs before he signed an exclusive interview deal with the network.Paula Hitchcock says she regularly attended the billionaire Pratt family’s weekly Shabbat at the invitation of her biological ­father, Richard Pratt, and his wife Jeanne.The Australian economy is in the middle of a “perfect storm” with insolvencies rising to an almost decade high last month as businesses struggle with crushing debt and a shortage of cash.One of Australia’s top green energy superpower advocates says it is unclear whether the nation has a comparative advantage in the solar panel industry that the Albanese government is propping up with $1 billion of support, including in regions facing the likely loss of thousands of coal-fired power station workers, some earning up to $170,000.Follow my socials on:https://twitter.com/leongettlerhttps://www.instagram.com/leongettler/https://www.linkedin.com/in/leongettler/https://www.facebook.com/talkingbusinesspodcasthttps://business.google.com/dashboard/l/17460167277811417147?hl=en&gmbsrc=au-en-z-z-z-gmb-s-119-u~mhp-ns_hom_8-u&omec=EI_z6RYYASIBATIBATotZ21ic3JjPWF1LWVuLXotei16LWdtYi1zLTExOS11fm1ocC1uc19ob21fOC11QAFKEwjq4cCIj5D3AhXNnWMKHUB5Cqg%3Dhttps://www.youtube.com/c/LeonGettler/discussion?app=desktopBritish Formula One racing team McLaren has teamed up with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to help accelerate the restoration of coral on one of Australia’s biggest tourism drawcards.