June 6, 2019

Bill for Brexit consultants tops £97m as government criticised

The government has been criticised for a "lack of transparency" and failure to grasp expenditure details related to consultancy work it bought in preparation for the UK leaving the European Union.
June 6, 2019

Big Little Lies season 2: A superior soap with a compelling moral at core

If season one was all about justifying the lie, season two seems determined to unravel it and the tapestry of deceit around it.
June 6, 2019

‘It’s recognition of the wider thing,’ says Kev Carmody of his lifetime achievement award

One of Australia's greatest songwriters, Kev Carmody, has been awarded the highest possible accolade in the arts.
June 6, 2019

Nineteen Eighty-Four turns 70, and Orwell’s as vital as ever

A Sydney University expert on George Orwell marks the 70th birthday of the novel that changed our language and the way we see our world.
June 6, 2019

Sticky Carpet

The Dandy Warhols have turned 25 and they're celebrating with an Australian tour.
June 6, 2019

‘We haven’t gone far enough’: Camp NZ cooking show a stage hit

Peter Hudson and David Halls were the only outrageously gay men on New Zealand television, now their accident-prone appeal is being re-created.
June 6, 2019

How to build a business that lasts more than 200 years – lessons from Japan’s shinise companies

Centuries-old shinise businesses have withstood Westernisation, changing tastes and increasing competition.
June 6, 2019

Ofcom boss White named new John Lewis chair

Sharon White has been named as the John Lewis Partnership's new chair, to succeed Sir Charlie Mayfield next year
June 6, 2019

EQT weighs bid to derail £1.5bn Trainline float

The owner of one of Britain’s biggest veterinary care groups is exploring a potential bid to derail the £1.5bn flotation of Trainline, the rail booking app.
June 6, 2019

ECB pushes back rate rise as growth forecast falls

The European Central Bank has extended the earliest date for an interest rate increase to mid-2020, rather than from the end of this year.
June 6, 2019

UK adults shun cash in favour of card payments

Cash spending in the UK moved a step closer to being obsolete last year, as millions of adults moved away from notes and coins in favour of cards.
June 6, 2019

The man who saved Blue Note records

When legendary record producer and musician Don Was landed his “dream gig” as president of Blue Note records it was a mixed blessing.