Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey says it is "morally wrong" for a company to avoid paying tax in its home country.
Something interesting has been happening to healthcare costs in America since Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.
The dollar on Wednesday touched a new eight-month low, after a slew of disappointing economic data sparked a market sell-off.
Powerful transport lobby group RACV has come under fire over claims it is favouring incumbents in the lead-up to its annual election at the expense of lower-profile candidates.
Wharfies at DP World’s container ports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have gone on strike this week as disputes continue over a new pay deal.
St Vincent's Health has accused Australia's largest health insurer of putting profits before patient welfare in a bristling retort to plans by Medibank Private to boycott hospitals that do not meet its conditions.
Silver - for which Australia is one of the world's leading producers - has hit four-year price lows, falling beneath $US16.90 per ounce during intraday trading on Wednesday.
The federal government has rejected recommendations from its own panel to sell parts of the national broadband network and open it up to competition.
Global equities have just capped the worst quarter of trade since 2012, but two major markets are swimming against the tide.
Australian shares jumped in a rally led by the big banks as the falling dollar sparked a rush of foreign buying.
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