Six out of 10 Australian companies do not plan to recruit working mothers over the next two years amid concerns about their suitability in the workforce.February 16, 2011, 2:55 am
Families are about to be slugged an expected $150 a year extra for private health insurance.February 17, 2011, 2:25 am
Tony Abbott has been warned that any move to promote ambitious frontbencher Andrew Robb would inevitably lead to a challenge of the Liberal leadership.February 17, 2011, 2:15 am
Mortgage holders are being told they are the big winners in a price war between the nation's big four banks but a competition expert fears it is just a marketing exercise that will produce no benefits for customers.February 16, 2011, 4:47 am
Conservative consumers are helping the Reserve Bank to delay interest rate rises, minutes of the bank's latest board meeting show.February 15, 2011, 8:43 am
Homebuyers stand to be the winners as banks step up campaigns to poach business from their rivals.February 15, 2011, 2:35 am
A Northern Territory woman who was gardening with her kids has been accidentally shot with a crossbow, allegedly by a neighbour.February 13, 2011, 11:29 am
Julia Gillard has ditched Canberra's GST clawback in a bid to win over wavering premiers including Premier Colin Barnett to agree to a health reform deal on Sunday.February 11, 2011, 9:13 am
Homeowners face an extended period of stable interest rates with Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens saying he is not contemplating any increases at the moment.February 11, 2011, 7:07 am
Parliament will investigate a milk price war after concerns the major supermarkets are attempting to drive out competition.February 10, 2011, 12:37 pm
Tony Abbott's use of the phrase "shit happens" is hardly a hanging offence in itself but it comes at an unwelcome time for the Opposition Leader.February 9, 2011, 9:02 am
Not even Cyclone Yasi could upset Australian consumers, with the latest measure of shopper confidence showing a small increase in February.February 9, 2011, 7:58 am
A tearful Julia Gillard says Australians will always remember this horror summer of natural disasters that have occurred across the length and breadth of the country.February 8, 2011, 12:48 pm
The tail end of one of Australia's biggest-ever cyclones triggered wild storms and flash flooding at the other end of the country today, while residents in the cyclone zone picked through what was left of their homes.February 5, 2011, 1:51 pm
Conservationists and whalers have clashed again on the high seas with each blaming the other for a near collision.February 4, 2011, 3:20 pm
Just one simple word describes the north Queensland town of Tully in the aftermath of cyclone Yasi - hammered.February 4, 2011, 2:55 am
Insurance companies have caved in to Federal Government pressure over their tough stance towards flood victims, agreeing to establish a standard definition of flooding and remove confusing jargon from policies.February 4, 2011, 2:45 am
Evacuation centres in Cairns and Townsville will remain in lockdown due to a second, dangerous storm surge in the wake of Cyclone Yasi, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says.February 3, 2011, 7:56 am
The concrete evidence that this was now really serious came with a knock on my hotel room door.February 3, 2011, 2:25 am
Julia Gillard's flood levy appears destined to win support from key independents but the Federal Government faces having to find deeper cuts to pay for Queensland's reconstruction.February 3, 2011, 2:15 am
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