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July 8, 1991 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bid to eliminate the kind of corporate scandals that have discouraged some Americans and other potential foreign investors from doing business in Australia, the government is beginning to put teeth into its young securities watchdog agency. The Australian Securities Commission was created in January to root out illegal and improper financial conduct and improve a business image sullied in the 1980s by some of the country's high-flying corporate power brokers.
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July 8, 1991 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bid to eliminate the kind of corporate scandals that have discouraged some Americans and other potential foreign investors from doing business in Australia, the government is beginning to put teeth into its young securities watchdog agency. The Australian Securities Commission was created in January to root out illegal and improper financial conduct and improve a business image sullied in the 1980s by some of the country's high-flying corporate power brokers.
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BUSINESS
January 6, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
Joyce Barela, director of the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Center in Costa Mesa since 1989, is leaving to start a small brewery in Denver. "I'm very excited about the growth of quality microbrews, and I find many parallels to the art of enjoying wine," Barela wrote in the Wine & Food Center's recent newsletter. "Who knows, maybe someday I'll be operating a Beer and Food Center!"
NEWS
March 9, 1993
Australians will vote in federal elections Saturday in what appears a bitter and increasingly tight race between the incumbent Labor government of Prime Minister Paul Keating and opposition leader John Hewson and his Liberal-National coalition. The economy is the issue. After 10 years of Labor governments, Australia is mired in the deepest recession in 50 years. Although the worst seems over, unemployment in the country of 17.5 million is still above 11%.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Recession Plan Announced: Prime Minister Paul Keating announced a recession-fighting plan last week that would spend an additional $1.7 billion on public works projects in an effort to cut a 10.4% unemployment rate. Keating also proposed tax cuts for business, a one-time $100 payment to 1.9 million qualifying families this spring as well as expanded welfare benefits in this country of 17 million.
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March 14, 1993 | From Associated Press
The nation's voters chose on Saturday to retain Prime Minister Paul Keating's Labor Party government despite the worst recession in 60 years. It was the fifth straight national victory for Labor, which has held power for a decade. Opposition leader John Hewson, a former economics professor whose populist campaign style was compared to President Clinton's, led in public opinion polls with his Liberal-National coalition when the five-week campaign began. Australia is racked by near-record 11.
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March 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Prime Minister Bob Hawke claimed victory today in the March 24 general election, becoming the first Labor leader to win four consecutive terms. His opponent, Liberal Party leader Andrew Peacock, conceded defeat. Final results still are not in, but preliminary results gave Labor 77 seats in the 148-seat House of Representatives. Peacock's conservative party won 70, and one seat was held by an independent.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
When it comes to music industry rewards, no one's enjoyed more than Capitol Records Chairman Joe Smith. He's won every Man of the Year Award imaginable. If he pawned his gold records he could balance the national budget. His Lakers season tickets are first row--front and center. So with Smith's first book due out early next month, guess what he's really thrilled about? "I'm going to have three billboards on the Sunset Strip," he boasted, pacing his top-floor office at the Capitol Tower.
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