THE DISTILLERY: Tinkler tirades

The commentariat shames Nathan Tinkler but won't bet against him, and there's little excitement about the latest retail figures.

A handful of Australia’s business commentators are trying to extrapolate what the implications are for Nathan Tinkler’s broader coal empire, with a small private company of his in liquidation. Ultimately, they can’t write off the former electrician and known punter. But everyone is in agreement that this is an embarrassing revelation about his cashflow problems.

The Australian Financial Review’s Matthew Stevens says Tinkler hasn’t reached the "go broke” moment just yet.

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