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- molly on Clive Palmer drops another clanger watch out Clive the anti-free speech people will get you. If china want Australia they will have to fight Islam for it. ... more
- Ben on Racism still rife in parts of Sydney? Why does this even make the news?Get over it. I have been rejected for age, looks, prejudice and who knows what other ... more
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- Keith A Tudor on Who will ever trust an MP again? All it will mean is more hung parliaments full of even more shonks, dunces, fools and clowns collectively bleeding us ... more
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Hoax email: Tinkler shares drop
ANZ says it remains supportive of the Nathan Tinkler owned Whitehaven Coal after a hoax press release sent share prices plummeting more than 8%. Stuart Bocking looks at the consequences with Ian Verrender.
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The corporate watchdog will investigate if any laws were broken when Whitehaven Coal lost more than 276 million dollars in market value after falling victim to a hoax media release.
Anti-coal mining group Front Line Action on Coal sent press releases to major media outlets claiming the ANZ Bank had pulled its one-point-two billion dollar loan to the miner.
The release came from a fake ANZ email address, contained the bank's letterhead and the names of actual ANZ corporate staff and after media outlets began reporting the release, investors started dumping the stock,which dropped by nearly eight per cent.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission says it is investigating the matter.
ERIC JOHNSTON Comment: Around lunch time on a hot January day was the perfect time for Jonathan Moylan to set about causing a minor stir on the nation's markets.