Sydney (Australia) (AFP) - Waratah Coal on Saturday welcomed the Australian government's approval of its $6.4 billion (US$5.7 billion) Galilee coal project, as conservationists warned the decision threatened the environment.
Farmers from Crete are clashing with police outside Greece's parliament in Athens in a protest against a new property tax.
Australians are expected to spend $3 billion this weekend as they push to get their Christmas shopping all wrapped up.
Mining giant Rio Tinto is looking beyond China, to India, South America, Africa and the Middle East, to guarantee its future growth.
Holden has launched a new advertising campaign in a bid to keep as many customers as possible after its decision to end local production.
The Australian dollar is slightly higher following Thursday's fall after the US Federal Reserve announced it would begin tapering its stimulus program.
The Australian dollar has regained some ground following the US Federal Reserve's tapering announcement.
The federal government thinks Rio Tinto, not the government, should be leading assistance for the NT town of Nhulunbuy after closing its refinery
Fruit and tomato processors have lost a bid for protection from cheap imports with the Productivity Commission saying tariffs are not warranted.
Australian shares have posted their best week in eight months, as the US Federal Reserve's stimulus wind down continues to boost sentiment.
Australian bond futures prices are lower following the US Federal Reserve's tapering announcement.
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