Everyone’s a winner, in a manner of speaking. At least they could be if super funds take up a Budget offer to invest in infrastructure.May 10, 2011, 5:40 pm
Prime Minister Julia Gillard's "tough love" Budget includes an overhaul of the welfare system she hopes will break the cycle of dependency by getting more people off welfare and into work.May 10, 2011, 5:50 pm
Wages for high skilled mining engineers and project managers have jumped almost a third in the past four months, confirming that the resources boom is gathering pace.May 10, 2011, 5:40 am
Qantas aircraft engineers are planning a one-hour stoppage on Friday in a deepening industrial battle which has sparked fears of severe flight disruption if the dispute becomes protracted.May 10, 2011, 5:31 am
A coalition of independent, Green, Liberal and National Party senators has backed a floor price for milk which would protect farmers but drive up costs for shoppers.May 10, 2011, 5:29 am
Australia's long-neglected mental health system will get up to $2 billion extra today, making it one of the big-ticket items in a Budget that will have pushing welfare recipients into work as its core theme.May 10, 2011, 2:55 am
The surging Australian dollar will deal a huge blow in tomorrow's Budget - and also the bottom line of the Reserve Bank of Australia.May 9, 2011, 2:28 am
Almost seven million low-paid Australians and the nation's struggling small businesses will get handouts in tomorrow's Federal Budget aimed squarely at helping them survive the country's two-speed economy.May 9, 2011, 2:25 am
Australian boxing great Lionel Rose, the first Aboriginal boxer to win a world title, has died aged 62.May 8, 2011, 6:36 pm
Malaysia’s high commissioner in Canberra says Australia could take more than 4000 refugees from his country if a one-off deal struck with Prime Minister Julia Gillard is a success.May 8, 2011, 8:41 am
The Government is planning a "hub and spoke" model for processing asylum seekers, similar to the way the Fraser government helped cope with the exodus of boat people from Vietnam in the late 1970s.May 7, 2011, 2:45 am
The central bank says further tightening of monetary policy is likely and has lifted its inflation forecasts for the next two years.May 6, 2011, 9:58 am
Authorities have intercepted an asylum seeker boat carrying 63 people just north of Broome, as the Federal Government wrestles with a plan to re-establish a detention centre in Papua New Guina.May 6, 2011, 2:35 am
A coalition of Caribbean countries has signalled plans to put climate change squarely on the agenda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, saying the issue is a direct threat to almost half the countries which will be represented in Perth in October.May 6, 2011, 2:15 am
Some Westpac and St George customers were left short of cash this morning because the company’s electronic banking system stopped working after a Westpac data centre shut down.May 5, 2011, 9:10 am
Teenage parents will have their welfare payments cut unless they study and send their children to early learning services under a tough new approach to curbing disadvantage.May 5, 2011, 2:25 am
Economic deprivation rather than fear of persecution is driving Afghan Hazaras to risk their lives to come to Australia, according to a previously secret Government-commissioned report.May 4, 2011, 2:35 am
More than 500 suppression orders were handed down in Australian courts in the past 18 months, banning coverage of cases, in a crackdown described by newspaper publishers yesterday as a growing trend in attempts to stifle free press.May 4, 2011, 2:15 am
Human remains discovered in Sydney’s west belong to Kiesha Abrahams, initial DNA testing has confirmed.May 2, 2011, 4:37 pm
Julia Gillard says Osama bin Laden paid the price for declaring war on innocent people, including Australians.May 2, 2011, 2:37 pm
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