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Interview: Behind the spy scandal engulfing Australian politics

ASIO Director General Mike Burgess this week revealed a sophisticated foreign interference operation allegedly ‘cultivated and recruited’ a former politician. Burgess said “this politician sold out their country, party and former colleagues to advance the interests of the foreign regime.”

Sean Aylmer talks to Michael Shoebridge is the Founder and Director of Strategic Analysis Australia about the startling claims, and what it means for Australian security.

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Interview: Why some business owners are paying themselves nothing

We already know small business owners are resilient. But some are being forced to go to extraordinary lengths to survive the cost of living crisis – including paying themselves nothing.

The MYOB Business Monitor shows rising costs are hitting SMEs hard. But there’s still optimism out there, and there are strategies businesses can use to ease the pressure on their bottom line.

MYOB Chief Executive Paul Robson talks to Sean Aylmer about the key pressure points for small business, and how successful SMEs are navigating the crisis.

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Interview: The ultimate explainer on telco results, takeovers & outages

There’s a lot going on in the telecommunications sector right now. TPG released its results yesterday, at the same time as Aussie Broadband lobbed a bid for smaller rival Superloop. And in the last week or two we’ve learnt how much the 2023 Optus outage cost, and what areas of Telstra’a business are booming.

Telecommunications expert Paul Budde from Paul Budde Consultancy talks Sean Aylmer through the sector’s ins and outs – and why the results matter for consumers.

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Interview: Household names that delivered this earnings season

Many of the consumer-facing companies are household names. But which ones delivered results for investors this reporting season?

Ben Gilbert is the Head of Australian Research at Jarden, leading their research team and consumer sector coverage. He takes Sean Aylmer through the stocks that hit the mark, and the ones that didn’t.

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Interview: Qantas profit, Virgin boss goes – inside aviation’s jumbo week

First, Virgin Australia CEO Jayne Hrdlicka announced she was stepping down. Then Qantas announced a new chair. Then the Government declared it will audit slots at Sydney Airport. Finally Qantas delivered its half-year results, with a lower profit and a $400 million share buyback.

Aviation commentator Geoffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief of airlineratings.com, talks to Sean about aviation’s jumbo week – and what it all means for the sector and airfares.

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Interview: Why this company’s share price has climbed from $1 to $40

Hub24 is not a household name. But it’s become a sharemarket darling, with the share price climbing from $1 to $40 over the last decade.

Hub24 CEO and MD Andrew Alcock talks to Sean Aylmer about the company’s stellar half-year results.

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Interview: Small caps to watch this reporting season

Small caps have broadly underperformed in recent years – so there’s a lot of attention on these companies during reporting season, not just for their results but for their outlook.

Roger Montgomery, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management, talks to Sean about the companies he’s watching and what he looks for in a small-cap investment.

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