April 2024

After pushing for a delay, one of Australia’s leading business organisations has joined a call for the rapid passage of laws on compulsory reporting of climate risks. The Business Council of Australia on Monday joined a coalition of influential investors, senior executives, accountants and superannuation funds...

Are you getting ready for a long-awaited holiday? You probably have plenty of preparation and planning to do, especially if you have pets.    Whether taking your pet with you or leaving it with a trusted caregiver, there is still much to take care of.   Travelling with your...

Young digger Paul Teesdale Smith wrote to his girlfriend from Gallipoli, describing care packages filled with biscuits, peanuts, butterscotch, cigarettes and socks. “It’s wonderful how little things, no matter what they are, break the monotony,” Private Teesdale Smith said in the 1915 letter. In another note, the...

Rising demand for electricity has been met by more solar and wind generation, which is keeping a lid on prices and carbon emissions, the market operator says. Renewable energy generation drove down wholesale prices in the first three months of 2024 despite higher temperatures pushing up...

Tweaking property investor taxes could save the federal budget billions and boost home ownership, even with exemptions for those operating under the old rules, analysis commissioned by two senators suggests. Independent senators David Pocock and Jacqui Lambie want changes to capital gains tax and negative gearing...

Financial help might be offered to university students completing unpaid placements as part of their degrees, as unions warn failure to provide support will result in greater workforce shortages. Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the federal government was considering relief for people with university debts and students...

The Australian Defence Force is a step closer to getting a next generation air and missile defence system capable of detecting and stopping threats. The Albanese government on Wednesday announced the next phase of the integrated air and missile defence capability which has been taken up...

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