Australia's second-largest credit union has welcomed banking reforms unveiled on Sunday, declaring the reforms will even up the playing field in the financial sector.December 12, 2010, 10:29 am
David Michod wasn't sure what he had when he finished Animal Kingdom.December 12, 2010, 8:42 am
Exit fees from banks will be banned for all new home loans from mid next year and $4 billion in funds will be pumped into specialist securities in a bid to boost small lending institutions under major banking reforms unveiled by the Gillard Government today.December 12, 2010, 8:32 am
UPDATE: BHP is refusing to comment on reports that the mining giant lobbied the Australian government hard to bring down a proposed $A21 billion deal between its rival Rio Tinto and China's Chinalco.December 11, 2010, 11:30 am
Australia's greying army of baby boomers is in line for a bevy of sweeteners to remain in or return to the workforce, under a plan being hatched by the Gillard Government to stave off the economic impact of an ageing population.December 10, 2010, 6:14 am
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has arrived on Hamilton Island for the first leg of her whirlwind Australian adventure.December 8, 2010, 1:32 pm
Former Federal MPs would have their travel plans vetted before they are given the green light to jet around the country at taxpayer expense under a revamp of the troubled Gold Pass parliamentary travel scheme.December 8, 2010, 8:25 am
HBF has denied it is in merger talks with another private insurer, reaffirming it will stay a not-for-profit fund owned by members.December 8, 2010, 5:46 am
One of Australian television and film's great characters, Gus Mercurio, has died aged 82 in a Melbourne hospital after complications during surgery.December 7, 2010, 6:00 pm
Federal taxpayers will provide a $160 million loan for a special compensation fund to help the asbestos victims of James Hardie Industries.December 7, 2010, 7:04 am
Kevin Rudd says Australia has a “robust relationship” with China in response to the damaging WikiLeaks revelation he told US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to use force against the world’s biggest country if it failed to become a good global citizen.December 6, 2010, 12:50 pm
Video games that have been refused classification in Australia could remain banned despite the federal government backing a new adults-only rating.December 5, 2010, 10:29 am
The Reserve Bank may be forced on to the interest rate sidelines for much longer than expected after new figures showed a big fall in retail sales through October.December 2, 2010, 8:52 am
The cost of repairs to the Qantas A380 superjumbo struck by engine failure on November 4 has been estimated at $70 million by the industry's largest global insurance brokers.December 1, 2010, 5:52 am
More than 10,000 Australian childcare centres are being sent a "safe" sunscreen guide from Friends of the Earth, which is renewing its call for mandatory labelling on the use of nanoparticles.December 1, 2010, 2:15 am
A senior Reserve Bank official has slapped down one of Joe Hockey's ideas for boosting competition in the banking sector, warning it could leave the Government with a debt that would weigh on taxpayers for years.November 30, 2010, 10:42 am
Australian miners made $276 million a day profit for the past three months, new figures show, but it was not enough to stop a nationwide slowdown in the economy, hit by higher interest rates and banking problems in Europe.November 30, 2010, 5:06 am
Australia's mining companies made $276 million a day in profits over the past three months on their way to a record quarterly performance.November 29, 2010, 8:55 am
An 86-year-old-man who went missing from his Wilson home yesterday has been found safe and well.November 29, 2010, 6:36 am
Julia Gillard will today vow to use the next two years to end election campaigning and promise to introduce a price on carbon, implement health reforms and deliver on the broadband network.November 29, 2010, 2:45 am
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