Falling consumer confidence will hurt the retail sector but may make it easier for the Reserve Bank to sit on the interest rate sidelines, governor Glenn Stevens has declared.August 26, 2011, 7:48 am
Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has turned up the heat on the Gillard Government, giving it until May to fulfil a bargain to crack down on poker machines.August 29, 2011, 2:05 am
DNA testing has confirmed bones found at the search site for Daniel Morcombe belong to the missing Queensland boy, police say.August 28, 2011, 9:58 am
Channel Seven presenter David Koch and fellow television presenter Ross Greenwood have scored invites to the Federal Government's October tax summit.August 26, 2011, 10:45 am
Fast-food giants McDonald's and Hungry Jack's have refused to follow the lead of KFC, which will stop using toys to encourage children to eat their food.August 26, 2011, 2:40 am
Qantas passengers could face delays tonight as the carrier's engineers begin a fresh round of industrial action.August 25, 2011, 2:40 pm
Tony Abbott long thought his quickest route to the prime ministership, without going to another election, would be to wear down Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott or Andrew Wilkie.August 25, 2011, 5:49 am
The affair engulfing Federal Labor MP Craig Thomson has entered a dangerous new phase for the Gillard Government, with the embattled backbencher's former union asking police to investigate claims he misused his credit card.August 25, 2011, 5:46 am
The Insurance Council of Australia has warned of unavoidable premium increases of up to 400 per cent in the wake of the nation's summer of severe floods and cyclones.August 25, 2011, 2:50 am
Mining companies are set to pocket nearly $20 billion from their Pilbara iron ore fields this year amid soaring demand for the State's natural resources.August 25, 2011, 2:40 am
BlueScope Steel employees facing the axe are likely to shun mine work offers from WA, with workers saying their preference is to stay in their hometown and try to hang on to their jobs.August 25, 2011, 2:38 am
Australia's richest man has joined the scramble to woo east coast steel workers to the Pilbara as the Federal Government appointed former Queensland premier Peter Beattie to ramp up local content in the resource sector.August 25, 2011, 2:36 am
BHP Billiton has thrown a WA lifeline to hundreds of workers facing the sack in NSW and Victoria by offering to turn former steelworkers into Pilbara iron ore miners.August 24, 2011, 2:50 am
A peak industry group claims West Australians look "like a bunch of fools" because WA imports fabricated steel products which the State's idle workshops could be making.August 24, 2011, 2:48 am
The turmoil that has roiled the economy and financial markets is going to plague the world for years, Treasury boss Martin Parkinson has warned.August 24, 2011, 2:47 am
WA's resources sector is unlikely to be the saviour of the Australian manufacturing industry and the national economy is in danger of sliding into a shallow recession, Premier Colin Barnett says.August 24, 2011, 2:46 am
Wollongong steel mill worker Manny Da Rocha says he will consider moving west for work should he lose his job, but is less than enthusiastic about leaving friends and family behind for a new life in the Pilbara.August 24, 2011, 2:45 am
Australia's refugee deal with Malaysia could blow out by tens of millions of dollars and span more than a decade as the Federal Government admitted yesterday its promise to cover costs for the 800 rejected asylum seekers was open-ended.August 24, 2011, 2:40 am
Cricketer turned commentator Shane Warne is to marry British model and actress Liz Hurley, according to a London tabloid.August 23, 2011, 6:41 pm
The Reserve Bank’s job to set interest rates will get harder because of the two-speed nature of the local economic and the growing problems overseas, a senior member of the bank has warned.August 23, 2011, 12:03 pm
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