Graham Richardson, one of the Labor party’s most enduringly controversial figures, is embroiled in a potentially explosive investigation being conducted by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.
JAWS Architects has received an architectural award from the Australian Institute of Architects (Victorian Chapter) for its Discovery Centre at the Port of Echuca.
Origin Energy chief executive Grant King says dividends to shareholders and capital spending plans will escape an impact from the oil price slump, thanks to the company’s limited exposure to the commodity.
Australians are feeling the effects of a sluggish national economy with new figures revealing a sharp rise in the social and economic cost of unemployment.
What should be on the world's priority list? The United Nations is grappling with that very question right now. An array of expert panels, working groups and researchers has been busy coming up with suggestions. A special "My World" survey asked five million people their views and an "Open Working Group", involving 70 nations, was set up last year to collate aims for the next 15 years. It has come up with 17 "sustainable development goals" and 169 targets covering everything from malnutrition, tobacco control, sustainable tourism and renewable energy.
Further job cuts are expected from Western Australia’s resources sector as the depressed iron ore price forces miners big and small to slash spending.
The scuffle broke out among parents in the chill morning air, after some had queued overnight outside the toy store.
The release of a secret report into a police bugging scandal has been blocked by the NSW Premier's department after it received legal advice that the decision can be made only by Governor David Hurley.
A young couple stood on the side of the road at Port Fairy, backpacks at their feet and a sign imploring a ride to the Twelve Apostles.
The trial of a Sydney man charged with importing 400 kilograms of cocaine on a yacht in 2010 has been aborted after Australian Federal Police denied on oath the existence of certain video footage – only for it to be found on their own web site.