AUSTRALIA is no longer small, remote or isolated. It’s time to acknowledge the wealth of resources we have beyond mining...

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09th June 2012 6:06 AM

THERE have been renewed calls from employers for reductions in the wage premiums (or penalty rates) that industries are...

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10th Sept. 2012 12:09 PM

THIS week, the National Australia Bank published its 2012 annual report, confirming that its net profit for the year had...

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24th Nov. 2012 6:11 AM

AUSTRALIAN quantum computing researchers are paving the way for immensely powerful computers connected by a super-fast...

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03rd May 2013 8:05 AM

HOW much would you pay to avoid another $250 a year hike in your electricity bill? Does $15 a year sound like too much to...

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03rd May 2013 4:05 PM

HOW will we know whether or not Wayne Swan’s federal budget is a good one? The popular test used to be pretty simple:...

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13th May 2013 12:05 PM

BIG Bank's support of the coal and gas industries focused attention on the ways large banks' investment decisions can put...

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30th May 2013 4:05 PM

A YOUNG man, supported by fellow passengers, abused women on a Melbourne bus for the crime of singing in French, raises the...

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31st May 2013 10:05 AM

CHINESE intelligence operatives are said to have obtained the floor plans of ASIO’s new Canberra headquarters.

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31st May 2013 12:05 PM

AS THE sixth The Fast and the Furious movie rolls out in cinemas, a greater speed demon lurks in our financial markets:...

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31st May 2013 2:05 PM