Australians will finally learn how the proposed carbon tax will hit their hip pockets when Prime Minister Julia Gillard unveils her policy on Sunday.July 5, 2011, 5:23 am
Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig has been sidelined from talks with Indonesia as the stalemate over Australia's crippling cattle ban shows no sign of ending.July 5, 2011, 5:15 am
The federal government has insisted that Indonesia’s decision not to reissue import permits for live Australian cattle is not a permanent roadblock.July 4, 2011, 2:46 pm
The Reserve Bank has more reason to leave interest rates on hold tomorrow after new figures showed retail sales falling by 0.6 per cent in May.July 4, 2011, 9:42 am
Travel chaos is set to continue for several weeks, with Australia's aviation regulator expected to apply to the Federal Court within days to extend the grounding of Tiger Airways Australia.July 4, 2011, 5:51 am
Bob Brown's Greens revolution in Parliament will begin today - but more with a whimper than a bang.July 4, 2011, 5:35 am
Australia's biggest sporting bodies have defended the explosion of online sports betting, telling a Federal inquiry that deals with bookmakers and gambling helped prevent corruption in sport.July 2, 2011, 9:23 am
There has been another flare-up between Liberal moderates and conservatives over industrial relations, with retiring hardliner Nick Minchin accusing shadow treasurer Joe Hockey of misrep- resenting his views on the Howard government's WorkChoices legislation.July 1, 2011, 5:43 am
Red-haired mischief-maker Ginger Meggs will appear on a Perth Mint commemorative coin to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Australia's comic strip.July 1, 2011, 5:41 am
Carbon tax totalling $2 billion a year will be put into a renewable energy fund to drive a 17-fold increase in Australia's use of clean power, in a key Gillard Government concession to the Greens.July 1, 2011, 2:45 am
A drug to treat Australian women with advanced breast cancer will remain on the market, despite US experts saying it is not safe or effective in such patients.July 1, 2011, 2:35 am
A bumper rally on the final trading day of the financial year yesterday provided a last-minute boost to superannuation nest eggs.July 1, 2011, 2:25 am
Not one gambling website has been prosecuted for allowing Australians to play casino games or poker over the internet, making a mockery of a 10-year-old ban on online bettingJune 30, 2011, 5:23 am
The Federal Government may be forced to extend its mining tax to gold and uranium and ease the burden on medium-sized miners to win parliamentary support for the contentious mineral resources rent tax.June 30, 2011, 4:47 am
Australians would be stuck with the carbon tax even if they elected Tony Abbott as prime minister after Greens leader Bob Brown vowed his party would never vote for its abolition.June 30, 2011, 2:51 am
Mining magnate Andrew Forrest says Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown is “playing the man” not the ball by attacking billionaires who oppose the federal government’s proposed mining tax.June 29, 2011, 12:38 pm
Qantas confirmed last night that its engineers would strike at Perth Airport on Tuesday as part of a continuing dispute about pay and conditions.June 29, 2011, 5:22 am
Police have advised the intersection of Pinjarra Road and Leslie Street in Mandurah is blocked to traffic after a crash this morning.June 28, 2011, 8:09 am
A seething Peter Reith has accused Tony Abbott of acting like a Labor factional heavy by showing how he was voting in the secret ballot to decide the Federal presidency of the Liberal Party.June 28, 2011, 5:52 am
The countdown at Elders' Indonesian abattoir in Bogor has begun.June 28, 2011, 2:15 am
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