Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:08:59 GMTWestpac chairman Lindsay Maxsted says the bank's "antenna went up" over apartments in 2012 and that it is paying close attention to Melbourne and Brisbane.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:27:45 GMTCrown Resorts shares have slumped amid reports ATM withdrawal limits are to be tightened in casino hub Macau.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:38:33 GMTA report commissioned by Vodafone says Telstra is charging customers in regional areas more than those in metropolitan centres.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:49:01 GMTShares in Sirtex Medical have fallen by 40 per cent after the medical device developer warned its earnings could fall.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:37:52 GMTHome loans to investors are now outpacing loans to owner-occupiers, but interest in new homes is declining, according to economists.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:09:10 GMTANZ will join other major lenders in increasing variable rates on investor home loans from next week.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:09:15 GMT
(image)Nearly one quarter of the world's children live in countries afflicted by war or disaster, according to new figures from UNICEF.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:59:20 GMTWestpac chief executive Brian Hartzer says economic growth would be improved by increased government infrastructure spending.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:38:47 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:27:56 GMTNews from the world's major stock markets
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:38:21 GMTA fourth straight day of gains has pushed the share market to its highest level in almost four months.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:28:13 GMTThe Aussie dollar is weaker after the US dollar was boosted by the European Central Bank's plans to extend its stimulus measures.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:35:41 GMTHarry Triguboff, the head of property group Meriton, says the competition watchdog is wasting money with its legal action over online reviews.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:37:51 GMT
(image)A man who allegedly tasered a pregnant woman after breaking into her Adelaide home has been arrested.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:57:16 GMT
(image)Agencies guarding sensitive VCE data have been called "incompetent", after schools were sent inaccurate information about students affected by an unprecedented student data leak.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:48:11 GMTAustralia Post boss Ahmed Fahour says Australia's e-commerce trade focuses too much on the domestic market rather than exports.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:47:29 GMTThe Federal Court has dismissed the competition watchdog's allegations that Woolworths engaged in unconscionable conduct with its suppliers.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:18:48 GMT
(image)The Turnbull government is sitting on advice that an emissions intensity scheme would make electricity bills cheaper.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:08:42 GMTChinese business leaders say that US president-elect Donald Trump may not try to implement harsh trade measures against China once he actually takes office.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:19:19 GMT
(image)The Royal Commission into juvenile detention rejected a last minute attempt by the Northern Territory government to stop witnesses giving evidence.With the push on to complete the Royal Commission by March 31, staff have been working seven day weeks since September and concerns about difficulties with young witnesses giving evidence have started to impact on the inquiry
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:27:30 GMT
(image)Schools furious about a major leak of sensitive VCE data have called the blunder "atrocious" and are demanding that a list of affected students be released.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:06:32 GMTFalling commodity export volumes and a shock rise in capital good imports in October blew out the trade deficit and increased concerns about a recession.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:09:25 GMTSocial media and other online businesses should be held accountable for spreading fake news, according to the chairman of Ten Network.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:58:53 GMTBellamy's has been quizzed by the ASX over the timing of a shock market update that revealed a downturn in China sales.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:12:29 GMTFairfax says it has been contacted by a third party claiming to represent an unnamed third client interested in the NZ business planning to merge with NZME.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:30:08 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:57:52 GMTIluka Resources plans to invest hundreds of millions to bolster safety and boost output its new Sierra Leone based acquisition Sierra Rutile.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:48:00 GMTEnergy giant Santos will focus on five long-life natural gas assets and look to cut debt, spinning off its remaining assets into a standalone business.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:29:05 GMTNews from the world's major stock markets
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:29:22 GMT
(image)Some Victorian students have already got their tertiary admission ranks online or been sent them via text message, days before they are due to be released.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:58:24 GMTThe share market has hit its highest point in almost four months after a third straight day of gains.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:36:52 GMTThe Aussie dollar has rebounded due to surprisingly strong Chinese trade figures.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:40:14 GMT
(image)Victorian students are reporting that they have already got their tertiary admission ranks online or been sent them via text message days before they are due to be released.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:18:53 GMT
(image)A Melbourne pizza shop worker who sent about $16,000 overseas so a contact could fight in Syria has walked from court with a community corrections order.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:30:23 GMTMore than 500,000 new commercial airline pilots and technicians will be needed in the Asia-Pacific region by 2035, according to aircraft maker Boeing.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:18:25 GMTFantastic Furniture says 99.97 per cent of votes at a scheme meeting were cast in favour of accepting a $361 million takeover by Steinhoff Asia Pacific.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:07:33 GMTSkin disease treatment developer Botanix Pharmaceuticals has successfully completed a safety trial of its Permetrex drug delivery formulation.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:48:26 GMTElectricity and gas supplier EnergyAustralia has committed to investing $1.5 billion in wind and solar energy projects across eastern Australia.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:26:49 GMT
(image)The man who came up with the scheme at the centre of a humiliating backdown by Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg says its rejection shows the government lacks spine, and will be responsible for higher electricity prices and reduced energy reliability.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:07:14 GMTA big fall in engineering construction and continued contraction in home building has kept the construction sector in decline in November.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:00:13 GMT
(image)It's easy to forget how much has happened in 2016.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:47:11 GMTThe share market has gained almost one per cent on a positive lead from Wall Street and improving confidence in the resources sector.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:31:35 GMTTurkey-focused miner Alacer Gold has cut its 2016 output guidance and raised cost guidance for the year after production delays.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:18:50 GMTTPG shares have rallied after the telco reiterated its earnings guidance following Vocus Communications' disappointing update last week.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:45:48 GMT
(image)The Salvation Army underpaid dozens of people who made claims for sexual and physical abuse suffered in childrens' homes, a royal commission has heard.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:26:13 GMTMineral sands miner Iluka Resources has revived its takeover of Sierra Rutile Limited after its concerns about leakage at SRL's Gangama dam site were resolved.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:30:07 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:37:35 GMTAfter 12 years as Bunnings chief executive and managing director, John Gillham has announced he is stepping down.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:41:11 GMTNews from the world's major stock markets
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:24:03 GMTInvestors dumped the Australian dollar following much weaker than expected economic growth data for the September quarter.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:09:00 GMTThe economy has slowed dramatically, but economists are forecasting a swift return to growth despite concerns about household and government spending.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:26:42 GMT
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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:29:23 GMT
(image)Australian students are up to two school years behind their peers in the world's best performing countries.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:19:10 GMTTelcos want changes to the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation after the Productivity Commission said it was no longer relevant.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:57:36 GMT
(image)The Federal Government has been accused of under-investing in early childhood education at the same time Australian school children fall two years behind children in other comparable countries.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:09:23 GMTSoft public and private capital expenditure and weak export volumes in the September quarter likely slowed economic growth in negative territory.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:02:07 GMTOncoSil Medical expects European regulators to approve its treatment for pancreatic cancer early in the new year.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:58:16 GMTThe Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the official government finance figures for the September quarter.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:06:08 GMTA significant uplift in shoppers buying goods via their smartphones in the past year has boosted online retailers' sales and helped small businesses grow.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:38:06 GMT
(image)MyRepublic customers say the five to 20 days timeframe to be connected to the new service is "ridiculous" and "a problem".
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:57:14 GMTAustralia is earning more from international trade, but imports are growing faster than exports, official figures show.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:58:14 GMTVocus Communications is moving ahead with plans to build a new submarine cable system that will link Australia to Singapore and Indonesia.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:48:14 GMTBMW Finance will work to identify as many as 15,000 customers who may have suffered hardship as a result of what ASIC called its "sales-driven culture".
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:40:13 GMT
(image)Scouts NSW has improved child safety since first appearing before the sex abuse royal commission but there is still more work to be done to protect children and support survivors.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:09:11 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:27:14 GMTSurfstitch has appointed Quiksilver Europe founder Harry Hodge to its board and four executive directors have quit as it tries to turn around its fortunes.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:46:25 GMTGas and power retailer Origin Energy will divest its conventional upstream oil and gas business through an IPO on the ASX.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:09:34 GMTThe Reserve Bank is expecting a downside surprise for growth forecasts, but seems content with the current financial conditions and the economic outlook.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:22:11 GMTNews from the world's major stock markets
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:29:16 GMTAustralian shares have shown a near across-the-board rise in the wake of gains on Wall Street and investors shrugging off fears over Italy's referendum outcome.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:37:45 GMTThe Australian dollar is still slightly higher against the greenback despite being pulled back by weaker GDP forecasts.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:05 GMT
(image)More than 80 Catholic and Anglican Church priests and other representatives – including women - are alleged to have committed child sex crimes against Hunter children over decades, newly released data analysis and evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has revealed.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:15:00 GMT
(image)A former Catholic headmaster of a Queanbeyan primary school allegedly sexually assaulted a student in his care in the mid 1960s on "numerous occasions", but died before the case against him was settled last month.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:37:26 GMT
(image)Another Samsung washing machine has caught on fire in Sydney, triggering the residents - including three children - to flee.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:19:52 GMT
(image)Green Army's demobilisation is just the latest retreat since 2013, ACF says.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:31:06 GMTNAB is increasing variable rates on investor home loans by 0.15 percentage points, while Westpac will lift its interest-only mortgage variable rates.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:57:23 GMTMurray Goulburn and Mead Johnson Nutrition have scrapped an agreement to develop new product supply for Asia, citing regulatory changes in China.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:18:55 GMTHousing prices have held up, with no change last week and annual growth of 9.2 per cent, while auction clearance rates are high, contrary to normal seasonality.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:27:22 GMT
(image)Half the senior roles in Victoria's courts, local governments and public sector would be held by women under ambitious targets set by the state government.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:47:46 GMTRobyn Denholm, a former chief financial officer and chief operations officer (COO) at global software security firm Juniper Networks, is Telstra's new COO.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:57:45 GMTEconomists are still bracing for a weak or even negative economic growth result on Wednesday after the latest round of economic data.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:48:05 GMT
(image)Don't get too excited by a cut-price deal to rent a cool holiday house on Airbnb. Here are ways to avoid the scammers.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:36:19 GMTThe number of job ads jumped in November, building on a solid rise in October, ANZ says.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:39:08 GMT
(image)All public schools around the state will provide minimal supervision for students when teachers take industrial action on Thursday morning over pay and conditions.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:17:36 GMTService sector activity picked up in November, but it remains patchy and not not enough to signal a rebound after recent falls, Ai Group says.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:27:39 GMTDuet shares have jumped 20 per cent after a $7.3 billion takeover bid from Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Infrastructure.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:47:52 GMTStocks of interest on the Australian share market
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:47:22 GMTNews from the world's major stock markets
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:27:01 GMTAustralian shares have closed lower amid global investor uncertainty over Europe following the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:28:11 GMTThe Aussie dollar has gained ground against its US counterpart ahead of the RBA's rate decision and third-quarter economic data.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:15:00 GMT
(image)Cheryl Paradella cares for three family members with disabilities. She was shocked to discover there was limited support for carers under the NDIS with two new reports identifying serious cracks in the scheme.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:55:54 GMT
(image)It was only when a customer spat in his face that Jack Burrows found himself struggling to deliver service with a smile.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:19:02 GMT
(image)Close to a third of Australian workers are missing out on $3.6 billion a year in superannuation entitlements and many do not even realise they are being underpaid, a new report reveals.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:15:00 GMT
(image)A look of disappointment swept across Andrew Vassett's face as his VCE results flashed up on the computer screen.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:58:37 GMTThe Australian market will begin the week by reacting to Italy's constitutional referendum and its possible effects on the euro zone.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:10:14 GMT
(image)An alarming rise in the number of drowning deaths has prompted a warning against complacency from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and a reminder from surf life savers that Australians are not as water-wise as they like to think.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:27:05 GMT
(image)An Italian backpacker has described how she nearly hitched a ride with alleged killer Pande Veleski just hours before he allegedly stabbed a tourist to death at an isolated road stop in the Northern Territory.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:08:15 GMT
(image)A man is due to appear in court over the alleged killing of a cat and arson in Bundaberg.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:15:00 GMT
(image)When Harold Holt, future prime minister of Australia, took his seat at a dinner party in South Yarra one night in July 1938, he had no idea that by the end of the evening he would be conspiring to save a young boy and his parents from Hitler.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:57:39 GMT
(image)No workplace is safe. That is the conclusion you have to draw from the hundreds of stories of workers sexual harassment by clients that have deluged Fairfax Media in response to a major investigation published this week