Thursday, February 20, 2020

Trump ‘offered Assange pardon’ for Russia denial

United States President Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he would say Russia …

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Australia’s hidden money problem

Australian tax authorities are not doing enough to counter money laundering and international tax avoidance, according to the 2020 Financial Secrecy Index. The Cayman Islands topped the Tax …

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Morrison turns to climate tech target

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to take a technology investment target to this year’s United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, in place of a goal of zero emissions by 2050.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Backpackers to rebuild firezones

The federal government will today unveil changes to the working holidaymaker program that encourage backpackers to help in the reconstruction effort in areas hit by bushfires and boost regional tourism. Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge

Friday, February 14, 2020

Audit Office: Almost half of sports rorts projects ineligible

The Senate hearing into the “sports rorts” scandal has heard evidence, presented by the Australian National Audit Office, that 43 …

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A “business as usual” response to climate change will cost Australia at least $29 billion a year, according...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt has acknowledged failures to meet targets to address Indigenous childhood mortality, life expectancy, school attendance and employment, as detailed in the 2020 Closing the Gap report to be released today....

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Economists are confident that the coronavirus and bushfire crises mean the Morrison government’s optimistic forecast of a budget surplus will not come to pass. Former Reserve Bank of Australia board member Bob Gregory told ...

Monday, February 10, 2020

The heaviest downpour in decades has prompted evacuations in Sydney, as New South Wales suffers flash...

Friday, February 07, 2020

Heavy rainfall has brought relief to communities ravaged by fires and drought in Queensland and New South Wales. The downpour reduced the number of active fires in New South Wales...

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says remote area mining camps and hotels...