Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group would have paid nearly every dollar of cash flow to the Federal Government for two years under the original construction of the controversial resources super profits tax, according to a special Treasury analysis released under the Freedom of Information Act.October 16, 2010, 2:42 am
Treasury believed too much in itself - and its political masters did not challenge the department enough.October 16, 2010, 2:38 am
Hundreds of asylum seekers will be released from high-security detention and allowed to live in the community under a plan being hatched by the Gillard Government.October 16, 2010, 2:35 am
Fremantle Ports and the Department of Transport say an oil spill in Fremantle Harbour this morning was minor and has already been mopped up.October 15, 2010, 10:40 am
Modern society is so wasteful and unsustainable that humans will need a second planet in 20 years if the current rate of environmental destruction continues, a report to be released today says.October 14, 2010, 7:09 am
Most West Australians want a national ban on women wearing the burqa, according to the latest Westpoll.October 12, 2010, 2:35 am
October is a difficult time for Phil Britten.October 12, 2010, 2:30 am
The push to establish a peace park on the site of a Bali nightclub bombed by terrorists gathered momentum yesterday with the release of a study which said the proposal would pay for itself.October 12, 2010, 2:27 am
East Timor president Jose Ramos Horta has declared any Australian-funded asylum seeker processing centre on the island nation would only be "temporary" as he prepares to start talks with the Gillard Government on stopping boat people.October 12, 2010, 2:15 am
Some of the lowest airfares offered to Kuala Lumpur and Bali will go on sale tomorrow to celebrate AirAsia carrying 100 million passengers.October 12, 2010, 2:05 am
Weaker than expected housing finance data will not prevent the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) from raising the cash rate in November, economists say.October 11, 2010, 9:07 am
The $37 million sexual harassment claim by a David Jones publicist could be settled if conciliation talks to begin this week in the Australian Human Rights Commission are successful.October 11, 2010, 9:03 am
Julia Gillard dashed the breadth of the country yesterday to join in the backslapping over two key votes of international confidence in the country's bid to cut carbon emissions.October 9, 2010, 3:12 pm
After almost a year's absence from Australian TV screens, Rove McManus proved he's still king of the kids when he appeared at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.October 9, 2010, 8:56 am
The Australian dollar could sail through parity with the US greenback and reach as high as $US1.05 by the middle of next year, Westpac economists are predicting.October 8, 2010, 7:56 am
Qantas has confirmed an incident in which a "passenger became disruptive" on a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong overnight, after reports a man threatened to kill passengers.October 7, 2010, 9:57 am
Australians might live in the Lucky Country but a survey shows they find plenty to moan about.October 6, 2010, 4:11 pm
The father of an elite commando killed in Afghanistan has attacked Tony Abbott's decision to sleep instead of visiting Diggers in the war zone, saying it is a slap in the face for those serving their country.October 6, 2010, 6:16 am
Homeowners and the Gillard Government have been delivered a major reprieve after the Reserve Bank left official interest rates on hold today.October 5, 2010, 11:30 am
Collingwood Football Club president Eddie McGuire says two players at the centre of an investigation into an alleged sex assault deny any wrongdoing.October 5, 2010, 10:28 am
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