Few can remember his name, but Glenn Stevens will be the toast of the nation if interest rates are cut next month - at least among borrowers.April 6, 2012, 9:59 am
The Federal Government will dump plans to buy new hi-tech artillery for the army in a bid to save almost $1 billion in the May Budget.April 7, 2012, 3:16 am
Older Australians have demanded they be given the chance to stay in their homes for as long as possible, while conceding those able to should pay more for aged accommodation.April 7, 2012, 3:04 am
Most birth defects are unexplained but new research has shed light on why some babies are affected and others are not.April 6, 2012, 6:30 am
Federal Labor MP Craig Thomson may avoid criminal charges for alleged misuse of a union-issued credit card because the nation's premier prosecutor says he has neither the power nor the paperwork to proceed.April 5, 2012, 3:10 am
Australia is ranked among the world’s top 10 happiest countries, albeit behind New Zealand.April 4, 2012, 3:51 pm
The Reserve Bank has been accused of putting the national economy at risk after deciding to keep official interest rates on hold.April 4, 2012, 3:42 am
Cabinet's deep distrust of former foreign affairs minister Kevin Rudd has been laid bare with the release of a scathing audit report into the bungled tender for the Australia Network.April 4, 2012, 3:35 am
Federal Labor MP Craig Thomson has protested his innocence after unnamed members of his former union were referred to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for suspected criminal offences.April 4, 2012, 3:22 am
The Reserve Bank board is under pressure to deliver an interest rate cut to the nation's homeowners today after new figures showed the building sector at its lowest point since the global financial crisis.April 3, 2012, 2:35 am
Update, 4pm: Australian singer Jimmy Little has died peacefully at his home in Dubbo aged 75.April 2, 2012, 1:03 pm
The CSIRO has secured $220 million from major international technology companies after settling a second round of litigation in the US over its hugely successful wireless internet patent.April 2, 2012, 2:05 am
The outgoing head of the Future Fund has slammed the Gillard Government's carbon tax as the worst piece of economic reform he has seen.March 31, 2012, 3:10 am
The Federal Government will press WA next week to sign up to a groundbreaking insurance change that would safeguard the financial future of people who suffer a catastrophic injury in a car accident.March 31, 2012, 2:40 am
Victorian surfer Jeff Rowley has been announced as one of five finalists in the 2012 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards for this ride in Hawaii.March 30, 2012, 11:27 am
The outgoing chairman of the Future Fund has launched a stinging attack on the federal government ahead of his departure next week.March 30, 2012, 6:08 am
Julia Gillard has killed off suggestions the Federal Budget will means test the childcare rebate.March 30, 2012, 2:12 am
An 18-year-old mowed down another man with his car in Kelmscott yesterday after the man yelled at him for parking in a disabled bay to use an ATM.March 29, 2012, 6:12 am
The Australian Federal Police is aiding a British investigation into claims that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation promoted piracy of its pay TV competitors.March 29, 2012, 2:38 am
Actor Matthew Newton must face court over assault charges against him, a Sydney magistrate has ruled.March 28, 2012, 12:26 pm
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