James Hardie said its adjusted first-quarter net profit fell to $US50.1 million ($53.8 million) from $US52 million as tougher competition, higher costs and problems at it manufacturing plants weighed on the building products group.
Just after 7 pm last Sunday, former private schoolgirl and daughter of a Labor legend, Harriet Wran, was captured on CCTV footage walking through the lobby of a rundown housing commission block in Redfern. The pretty 26-year old took the stairs to level one, seeking apartment B30.
Outsourcing more ABC production to the private sector, reviewing television and radio programming, selling off assets and redesigning the websites are among dramatic changes flagged by ABC managing director Mark Scott as he pushes for an overhaul of the public broadcaster.
Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has used a famous Monty Python sketch to describe the state of the Abbott government's paid parental leave scheme.
A financial services business licenced through National Australia Bank is suing an online forum for refusing to remove an allegedly fake and negative post about its services, claiming it has damaged its reputation with would-be clients.
Telstra has continued to flex its muscles in Australia's mobile market, adding close to 1 million new subscribers in the 2014 financial year.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne has declined six times to back Treasurer Joe Hockey's comments that the poor "don't have cars or actually don't drive very far''.
Airport intervention comes after it was revealed up to 150 Australian couples caught up in Thailand’s crackdown on surrogacy will have to obtain permission from court to take their babies home.
Joe Hockey's colleagues and political allies have rounded on the Treasurer, questioning his judgment and the quality of advice he is receiving after a disastrous gaffe suggesting poor people ''don't have cars or actually don't drive very far''.
Stephanie Lylak heard Joe Hockey’s suggestion that poor people do not own cars, or at least do not drive them very far, before she ferried her two eldest children to primary school in the family's 16-year-old Commodore.