The case for an interest rate cut is building amid signs that shoppers are keeping their wallets shut and house prices are continuing their downward slide.September 1, 2011, 2:30 am
More than 330 asylum seekers who have arrived at Christmas Island since the signing of the Malaysia deal remained in limbo last night as the Government scrambled to come up with an alternative plan.September 1, 2011, 2:46 am
The GST should be lifted to 15 per cent so States facing a spending squeeze guarantee their financial future while scrapping bad taxes, an author of the Henry tax review has urged.September 1, 2011, 2:26 am
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says the High Court decision overturning the government’s Malaysia solution is profoundly disappointing and the government is now considering its options.August 31, 2011, 3:30 pm
The federal government’s Malaysian people swap deal has been ruled unlawful by the High Court.August 31, 2011, 12:27 pm
The site of Woodside’s $30 billion proposed liquefied natural gas hub in Western Australia won’t be included in the heritage listing of the west Kimberley.August 31, 2011, 10:25 am
Six women living in Australia have been linked by US intelligence agencies to an al-Qaida plot to recruit women for terrorist attacks, according to a leaked diplomatic cable discussing Australian links to the international jihadi organisation.August 31, 2011, 5:47 am
Anti-gas demonstrators in Broome are believed to be distributing an "anarchists' guide" on how to disrupt Woodside's industrial plans for James Price Point.August 31, 2011, 2:48 am
The State Government has made emergency plans for a range of CHOGM worst-case scenarios, including a terrorist attack, a hotel fire or emergency medical treatment for the Queen.August 31, 2011, 2:40 am
The mining boom has made WA's wealthiest families the richest in the nation but has left those on pensions and welfare worse off.August 31, 2011, 2:20 am
Australia's big four banks are making $200 million a day in interest on the nation's mortgage holders as they reap record profits.August 30, 2011, 2:20 am
WA is heading for a major housing shortage as the number of new homes drops to global financial crisis levels despite expected population growth of more than 1000 people a week.August 30, 2011, 2:18 am
The body of Private Matthew Lambert, killed in Afghanistan last week, has arrived back in Australia.August 29, 2011, 4:05 pm
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
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
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
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