The Reserve Bank is poised to deliver mortgage holders some Melbourne Cup cheer by leaving official interest rates on hold today on the back of more signs the housing market is cooling and price pressures remain contained.November 2, 2010, 5:40 am
Indonesia's President has left the door open to granting clemency to Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby.November 2, 2010, 2:09 pm
Housing market participants say the central bank's move to lift the cash rate will put homeowners under stress this Christmas.November 2, 2010, 12:37 pm
Internet users are being warned about a free web browser add-on which gives the average person the ability to act like a sophisticated hacker.November 1, 2010, 1:33 pm
The government's latest financial statement is casting enormous doubt over Labor's promise to return the budget to surplus, opposition finance spokesman Andrew Robb says.November 1, 2010, 10:31 am
The Reserve Bank has further confirmation that the country does not need another lift in official interest rates with new figures showing the national housing market at a standstill.November 1, 2010, 8:41 am
A mother and son have been arrested after Australia's fifth-largest drug seizure.November 1, 2010, 7:41 am
Hopes of finding any survivors from a French helicopter crash in Antarctica have ended.October 30, 2010, 10:37 am
A leading expert hopes a cure for asbestos-related diseases may soon be found.October 29, 2010, 2:47 pm
The world's premier economic organisation has urged the Gillard Government to extend the mining tax to resources other than iron ore and coal, and to amass big Budget surpluses to protect Australia from future financial turmoil.October 29, 2010, 2:55 am
Ordinary workers would have faced higher taxes under a radical proposal considered by the Henry review that would have delivered the nation's best paid thousands of dollars extra in savings.October 29, 2010, 2:50 am
If you had trouble getting tickets to the AFL grand final this year, maybe you should blame your local member of Parliament.October 29, 2010, 2:40 am
ANZ boss Mike Smith has accused Joe Hockey of having a "personal vendetta" against banks and warned the shadow treasurer his 25,000 employees "all vote".October 29, 2010, 2:25 am
The Reserve Bank has gone from riches to rags, revealing the soaring Australian dollar resulted in an almost $3 billion loss last financial year.October 29, 2010, 2:20 am
New paradigm politics is in full bloom after the Gillard Government lost a vote, the coalition botched one, the first non-government private member's Bill passed in more than 20 years and WA National Tony Crook took a stand with a Green and an independent MP.October 29, 2010, 2:19 am
A swag of documents relating to the Henry tax review, including costings on many of its recommendations, will be released later today after a concerted campaign by the Opposition.October 28, 2010, 9:04 am
ANZ chief executive Mike Smith says the Federal Opposition's political attacks on the big banks are "a shame" and "pure populism".October 28, 2010, 8:22 am
Australia has offered to help Indonesia in the aftermath of twin natural disasters that have killed scores of people and left hundreds homeless.October 27, 2010, 5:10 pm
Border authorities have intercepted the 110th boat of asylum seekers this year.October 27, 2010, 9:19 am
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has given mortgage holders a clear signal that interest rates will rise on Melbourne Cup day, laying much of the blame at the foot of the latest resources boom.October 26, 2010, 5:15 am
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