The Federal Government may be forced to extend its mining tax to gold and uranium and ease the burden on medium-sized miners to win parliamentary support for the contentious mineral resources rent tax.June 30, 2011, 4:47 am
Carbon tax totalling $2 billion a year will be put into a renewable energy fund to drive a 17-fold increase in Australia's use of clean power, in a key Gillard Government concession to the Greens.July 1, 2011, 2:45 am
A drug to treat Australian women with advanced breast cancer will remain on the market, despite US experts saying it is not safe or effective in such patients.July 1, 2011, 2:35 am
A bumper rally on the final trading day of the financial year yesterday provided a last-minute boost to superannuation nest eggs.July 1, 2011, 2:25 am
Not one gambling website has been prosecuted for allowing Australians to play casino games or poker over the internet, making a mockery of a 10-year-old ban on online bettingJune 30, 2011, 5:23 am
Australians would be stuck with the carbon tax even if they elected Tony Abbott as prime minister after Greens leader Bob Brown vowed his party would never vote for its abolition.June 30, 2011, 2:51 am
Mining magnate Andrew Forrest says Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown is “playing the man” not the ball by attacking billionaires who oppose the federal government’s proposed mining tax.June 29, 2011, 12:38 pm
Qantas confirmed last night that its engineers would strike at Perth Airport on Tuesday as part of a continuing dispute about pay and conditions.June 29, 2011, 5:22 am
Police have advised the intersection of Pinjarra Road and Leslie Street in Mandurah is blocked to traffic after a crash this morning.June 28, 2011, 8:09 am
A seething Peter Reith has accused Tony Abbott of acting like a Labor factional heavy by showing how he was voting in the secret ballot to decide the Federal presidency of the Liberal Party.June 28, 2011, 5:52 am
The countdown at Elders' Indonesian abattoir in Bogor has begun.June 28, 2011, 2:15 am
Major crash investigators have asked for witnesses to a fatal crash in Grass Valley on Saturday night to come forward.June 27, 2011, 12:13 pm
Federal Police were called in to break up a public spat between Blanche d'Alpuget and Bob Hawke's oldest daughter at Brisbane airport, News Limited reports this morning.June 27, 2011, 8:11 am
Workers who have lost their jobs or income as a result of the ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia will get help under a $3 million package from the Gillard Government.June 27, 2011, 2:15 am
Almost 40 per cent of Australians are not willing to pay anything extra on their electricity bill even if it does help fight climate change, a new poll has found.June 27, 2011, 2:05 am
Flights into and around New Zealand will resume tomorrow as the ash cloud from the Chilean volcano disperses.June 26, 2011, 1:43 pm
Children are still being exposed to the same number of junk food ads on TV, despite the fast food industry's introduction of new rules about marketing products to children.June 26, 2011, 8:50 am
High metal prices and inflation might result in the five-cent coin following one-and-two-cent pieces into extinction.June 26, 2011, 8:44 am
Passengers flying on Qantas and its budget subsidiary Jetstar face another frustrating day on Saturday as both airlines cancel flights in and out of New Zealand because of ash from the Chilean volcano.June 25, 2011, 1:11 pm
Almost six out of 10 Australians believe it is acceptable for couples to live together despite having no intention of marrying, a new survey has revealed.June 25, 2011, 9:02 am
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