Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:55:13 GMTBuilding products group Brickworks lifts its interim dividend a cent after half-year net profit rises 35 per cent to $104.1 million.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:16:17 GMTFailed kids fashion chain Pumpkin Patch will be relaunched online in July by the parent company of online clothing and homewares site CatchOfTheDay.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:51:11 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:33:11 GMTAustralian shares are set to open higher a day after the S&P/ASX200 suffered its worst one-day fall since November with $30 billion wiped off the market.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:05:13 GMTWashington H Soul Pattinson has lifted its first-half profit 56 per cent to $149 million, with all investments other than Ruralco performing well.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:08:02 GMT
(image)A former Don Dale Youth Detention Centre guard says the security climate was "spiralling out of control" in the lead up to an incident where boys were tear- gassed.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:03:13 GMTWashington H. Soul Pattinson has built up a 46.3 per cent stake in ethical fund manager Hunter Hall International.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:25:16 GMTBankwest is shutting its corporate banking services outside of its home state of WA and moving customers to parent Commonwealth Bank.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:24:13 GMTWestpac will let customers do some of their basic banking within apps such as Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and Twitter.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:19:13 GMTShares in hemp and cannabis-based therapy developer Creso Pharma have soared after it signed up Brazil's Sin Solution as a commercial partner.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:31:14 GMTNufarm is getting closer to commercialising its omega-3 canola, a potentially lucrative alternative source of the healthy fatty acid.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:36:06 GMT
(image)The Great Barrier Reef is dying on our watch, and that's almost all we're doing.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:32:05 GMT
(image)High profile Federal Court case against CFMEU thrown out.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:09:13 GMTEight of the top 10 suburbs with the highest percentage of home loans more than 30 days in arrears are in Queensland or WA.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:45:05 GMT
(image)A Melbourne woman says she felt horrified and sick after a predator posed as pop star Justin Bieber on a popular music app and asked her eight-year-old daughter to send him nude photos.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:35:13 GMTEvolution Ming says it remains on track to hit its March quarter and full-year gold production guidance.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:35:10 GMT
(image)Australia's most senior Anglicans have told a royal commission they will work together to improve child protection.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:28:14 GMTChemicals and seeds supplier Nufarm has returned to profit and delivered a positive outlook despite strong competition.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:22:11 GMTThe Australian share market has fallen sharply, in line with other global markets, due to concerns about delays for Donald Trump's health and tax policies.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:29:11 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:35:05 GMT
(image)The Northern Territory government has lost a civil lawsuit and will pay a total of $53,000 to four teenagers who were tear-gassed at Darwin's Don Dale youth detention centre.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:49:13 GMTShares in stocks involved in the lucrative cross-border e-commerce trade in China have surged as Beijing reportedly decided to keep the model largely intact.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:05:13 GMTQantas chief executive Alan Joyce has defended companies' right to speak out on social issues, and says more open societies attract better talent.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:01:02 GMT
(image)The employment safety net needs a wide-ranging overhaul and minimum rates of pay should be cut in order to help solve youth unemployment, says former Fair Work Commission vice-president Graeme Watson.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:30:14 GMTVirgin Australia will commence five return flights a week from Melbourne to Hong Kong from July 5, in a bid to tap the growing Chinese travel market.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:39:13 GMTThe head of the Financial Services Council says superannuation should focus on the retirement needs of the many and not those at the ends of the income scale.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:14:13 GMTHome prices rose by an average 7.7 per cent in 2016, Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows, with gains led by Sydney and Melbourne.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:46:14 GMTHarvey Norman says a report that the corporate regulator is investigating some of the retailer's accounting practices contains false statements and conclusions.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:37:14 GMTA key confidence indicator has fallen for a third consecutive week and hit its lowest level in almost a year.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:16:04 GMT
(image)An attempt to introduce a nationally consistent approach to child sexual abuse in Anglican institutions has been stymied by lack on consensus among the church's 23 dioceses.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:40:13 GMTDowner EDI has made a $1.26 billion takeover bid for cleaning and catering company Spotless Group, as it looks to expand its services capabilities.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:18:17 GMTStrong sales from key brands Smiggle and Peter Alexander have helped Premier Investments offset the tough trading conditions hitting fashion retailers.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:47:11 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:22:13 GMTKathmandu's CEO says customer confidence in Australia is okay, as the adventure gear retailer posted a 6.4pct rise in first-half profit.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:39:11 GMTWeakness from the major miners and banks have offset gains from retailers and healthcare product makers to push the ASX slightly lower.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:19:13 GMTInternet provider TPG's net profit rose 11 per cent in the first half of its fiscal year, and it may soon make a move to enter the mobile market.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:15:00 GMT
(image)The federal ALP, Greens and independent senator Jacqui Lambie will introduce a bill on Tuesday to invalidate the Fair Work Commission's decision to reduce Sunday penalty rates.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:04:13 GMTAustralian banks are outperforming their North America and European peers in offering account products to retail customers online, according to a new report.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:56:02 GMT
(image)Cardinal George Pell has accused the Senate of waging an "extraordinary and unjust" attack against him and interfering with due process.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:07:05 GMT
(image)A former Northern Territory youth prison guard has admitted to jokingly asking detainees to perform oral sex on him, urging a child to eat faeces and filming a boy urinating.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:32:11 GMT
(image)A long-running pay battle that shut down a Parmalat dairy processing plant in northern Victoria for two months has been resolved.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:17:04 GMT
(image)In a win for old-fashioned paper books, new research has found children with access to a range of e-reading devices are less likely to read.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:59:13 GMTAPRA chairman Wayne Byres says there's a ready-made Australian financial services market for the likes of Apple and Google, starting with his own family.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:55:13 GMTHuawei executive Meng Xiaojie has taken over the reins of the mobile group's Australian operations, replacing Zhao Xichu.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:05:13 GMTCarnegie Clean Energy will build a "battery-ready" solar energy plant at Northam in Western Ausralia at a cost of $15 million to $20 million.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:20:14 GMTDirectors and executives of the failed Dick Smith electronics chain have been hit with legal action by the retailer's receivers.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:02:15 GMTASIC chairman Greg Medcraft is concerned that affordability is stretched as Sydney and Melbourne house prices surge beyond historic long-term averages
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:05:13 GMTNearly 10 per cent of adult Australians plan to switch electricity retailers, a Nielsen study shows, as rising energy cost puts pressure on household budgets.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:26:10 GMT
(image)A Sydney mother is honouring her daughter's last wish to highlight the need for Australia's first dedicated hospice for adolescents and young adults – By hoping to raise funds from the sale of her award winning images.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:09:15 GMTDemand for residential property across Australia remains strong, particularly in the nation's biggest city, Sydney.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:27:14 GMTASIC chairman Greg Medcraft says there are huge opportunities in the nascent use of artificial intelligence in financial services - but also greater risks.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:18:13 GMTJobs website SEEK has struck binding agreements with Melbourne's Swinburne University of Technology to increase its stake in Online Education Services.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:22:14 GMT
(image)Tumut is poised for a boom following the Prime Minister's announcement of a potential $2 billion investment to expand the Snowy hydro scheme.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:48:13 GMTRestructuring expert John Spark, a former Ferrier Hodgson managing partner, is the new chairman of dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:47:11 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:22:11 GMTThe Australian dollar is holding above the 77 US cents level, but the share market is weaker after a negative US lead.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:33:16 GMTHarley Davidson may soon ride into the Australian debt market with the iconic motorcycle brand planning to issue "hog bonds" outside the US for the first time.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:15:00 GMT
(image)Canberra Airport and the federal government stuck in a tense stand-off.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:04:17 GMTSpending in Australia grew by just 0.1 per cent in February - the lowest growth in two years.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:10:04 GMT
(image)Australia has one of the highest levels of part-time work anywhere in the OECD.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:08:04 GMT
(image)Former prime minister Julia Gillard has credited her introduction of national standardised testing and the creation of the MySchool website with transforming Australians' perceptions of the quality of private and public schools.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:15:18 GMT
(image)What if the biggest government announcement in electricity generation in years was both a great breakthrough and a distraction?
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:01:00 GMT
(image)The item "Jacenko blurs lines of reality" on December 31, 2016 stated that Roxy Jacenko had announced her breast cancer before any diagnosis had been made.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:35:13 GMTThe chief executive of energy firm AGL says the stress on Australia's energy supply won't last forever, but that co-operation is key.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:44:13 GMTWestpac has followed rival NAB by raising its variable mortgage rates for owner-occupiers and investors in response to increased funding costs.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:30:02 GMT
(image)Many of us trust mortgage brokers to get us the best home loan deals. But the banks are giving them incentives to make sure its interest are placed first.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:53:14 GMTLenders giving mortgage brokers large commissions, bonuses and even frequent flyer-like loyalty programs could contribute to poor consumer outcomes, ASIC says.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:33:01 GMT
(image)Photographer Rohan Thomson documented the intriguing faces of animals at Canberra's National Zoo and Aquarium for his series Encounter.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:32:02 GMT
(image)Police now believe a man found dead in an Adelaide home in 2015 was deliberately poisoned through lethal doses of drugs added to his food and drink.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:50:16 GMTPerth home builder Aveling Homes has denied ACCC's allegations that its review websites mislead customers, and has vowed to defend itself in court.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:45:13 GMTASIC's review of how financial advice firms have dealt with poor advisers says poor reference checking has put customers at risk of dodgy advice.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:03:13 GMTHype DC founders Danny and Cindy Gilbert have resigned as the head of their sneakers business, new owner RCG Capital has announced.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:07:06 GMT
(image)Almost 1100 people alleged they were sexually abused as children in Anglican church institutions, according to new data made public by a royal commission.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:04:13 GMTING Australia boss says the banks online and digital offering will help it lure more customers away from its bigger rivals.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:28:13 GMTSlater and Gordon's new lenders plan to restructure the business and says a debt for equity swap would be in the best interests of all stakeholders.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:23:11 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:15:13 GMTStrength coming from the financial sector, in particular the big four banks, has led the Australian share market higher.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:08:14 GMTDigital mortgage minnow uno Home Loans says its software can find consumers a better mortgage deal than a traditional broker.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:03:16 GMTA $45 million fine on Tabcorp for non-compliance with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws has been approved by the Federal Court.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:10:07 GMT
(image)A German backpacker envisioned herself buried in the sand after she was struck in the head by a man at a remote South Australian beach, a court has heard.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:19:14 GMTCreso Pharma's subsidiary, Hemp Industries, has won approval to sell a new hemp extract-based product range in the Czech Republic.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 02:46:13 GMTNational Australia Bank is hiking its standard variable mortgage rates for both owner-occupiers and investors.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:27:16 GMT
(image)The labour movement has split in the wake of controversial comments from the ACTU's newly minted secretary Sally McManus defending law-breaking industrial behaviour that has sparked a furious government attack on the Opposition.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:26:14 GMTChow Tai Fook Enterprises has agreed to buy energy and gas retailer Alinta Energy in a deal believed to be worth $4 billion.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:14:13 GMTThe gas industry must address its own efficiency and political problems if it wants any role before it dies, the Grattan Institute's Tony Wood says.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:46:13 GMTVirgin Australia and Air New Zealand say there is strong interest and potential to produce aviation biofuel locally.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:49:14 GMTAMP's funds management business is ditching $440 million of tobacco-related investments as as part of a new ethical framework.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:07:36 GMTThe competition watchdog says Caltex's proposed acquisition of 46 service stations in Victoria from Milemaker Petroleum may lead to higher petrol prices.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:58:15 GMTMyer still expects its underlying earnings growth will beat sales growth after pulling back from aggressive discounting.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:09:16 GMT
(image)Canberra academic Andrew Blakers has welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of new hydro storage capacity as part of the Snowy Hydro scheme.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:28:12 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:31:11 GMTThe Aussie dollar has surged against the US dollar, even as the latest jobs data had a negative impact on the share market.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:52:13 GMTThe official jobs figures for February widely missed market forecasts and were weak all around, economists say.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT
(image)New figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show the number of children receiving protection services has jumped 20 per cent in the past four years.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:13:07 GMT
(image)As she lay on the sand naked, tied up and held down by a man with a knife, a young Brazilian backpacker thought of how to escape, a court has heard.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:43:06 GMT
(image)The scandal-plagued Sage Institute has confirmed it will close its Victorian campuses after suspending classes and leaving hundreds of students in the lurch.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:29:14 GMTThe unemployment rate is expected to have remained steady in February, though there is a chance it could fall, economists say.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:20:05 GMT
(image)A Tasmanian honeymaking family is stuck in an unholy row with the local council, after refusing to pay their rates because their property is "owned by God".
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:49:13 GMTProfessional services provider KPMG says 84 per cent of Gen Y-ers would consider banking with Apple or Google.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:34:13 GMTFarmers have called for more scientific research on gas, and consistent regulations for the industry.