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GST carve-up to be examined by the Productivity Commission

Scott Morrison has sparked a furious row with the states over the carve-up of GST payments after bending to demands from Western Australia for a review of how the tax is distributed. Amid claims that...

Mega mine owner’s closed door talks

WESTPAC has been accused of hypocrisy as official figures reveal the bank is a worse greenhouse gas polluter than some of Australia's biggest manufacturers. The bank released its latest climate chang...

Darwin water park pegged for old naval fuel tank site

A BALI-STYLE water park will be located at the old naval fuel tanks site on the Darwin Waterfront if discussions to remediate the site are successful. The NT News revealed a feasibility study was und...

Better Practice 2017: Re-thinking Aged Care – Discover, Connect, Create

This year, there has been an exciting change to the conference program with the inclusion of practical workshops focusing on a range of key topics including the new Aged Care Standards, co-design in ...

Chinese investment in Australia at highest since GFC

Our public discourse on foreign investment, particularly Chinese investment, has become a fact-free zone. Commentary on national security in the lead-up to the Treasurer's approval of the sale of ene...

‘A blunt instrument’: Sydney property owner’s ‘unfair’ tax h...

The centrepiece of Gladys Berejiklian's first budget as Premier will be a housing affordability package, according to Treasurer Dominic Perrottet who announced Sunday he will deliver the state's budg...

Don’t write off the biggest, most phenomenal tax reform ever

President Donald Trump has unveiled the basic contours of a far-reaching plan to alter the U.S. tax code. Analysts are now debating the plan's likely ramifications and also speculating about how the ...

Next year’s Victorian Budget to set scene for pre-election spending spree

VICTORIA is sitting on a Budget war chest worth $8.3 billion, which sets the scene for a pre-election spending spree next year. Surging population and job growth, and the hot Melbourne property marke...

Pre-tax house deposit scheme a bad idea, says analyst

CANBERRA, April 30 (Xinhua) -- The Australian government has revealed a new plan it would offer prospective first-home buyers tax breaks worth thousands of dollars. Just nine days before Prime Minist...

Australian first home buyers to be get generous tax breaks

Young Aussies look set to get a helping hand into the property market in the upcoming federal budget. First home buyers will apparently be able to use pre-tax income to save a deposit, similar to the...

Northern beaches region the standout in another strong Sydney auction weekend

The proceeds from the sale of this one bedroom unit at 38 Roslyn Gardens in Rushcutters Bay were enough to buy a 4 bedroom house in upstate New York. Supplied. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus...

Deficit repair slips even with profit surge: Access

Avid federal budget watcher Chris Richardson has warned unless spending is cut, taxes will eventually have to rise. Source: AAP. 1 May 2017 - 3:34 AM UPDATED 5 MINS AGO. Tweet. An avid federal budget...

Melbourne could get private airport rail

Regional train lines will get a $1.45 billion funding boost as the Andrews government moves to shore up its support across country Victoria ahead of next year's state election. With suburban level cr...

WA victory in GST fight

Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced a review of the GST carve-up to states. Jessica Hromas. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus. by Patrick Durkin. The federal government has set up an inquiry...

Gunner’s major projects

A $500,000 feasibility study for a private sector-created facility similar to Bali's famous Waterbom Park will be announced today as the NT Government ramps up its pledge to revitalise the CBD. Jorja...

McDonald’s employee reveals behind-the-scenes secrets… and why someone got sac...

Work in the hospitality industry and you'll end up with a catalogue of trade secrets the customer may never know. Recently, an employee of Subway lifted the lid on the sandwich making secrets , and n...

Change of direction for transport in Perth

An easier commute is on track for residents in Perth's north-east, with plans for a new dual carriageway. WA Premier Mark McGowan outlined plans for 'New Lord street' on Sunday, a seven kilometre dua...

Resources Minister Matthew Canavan won’t confirm reports of housing tax break

Resources Minister Matthew Canavan says the government is focused on making sure Australians can afford a home, but has refused to confirm reports of a new plan to allow first home buyers to use some...

Shocking video surfaces of Delta pilot hitting passenger

An airline launched an investigation after footage showed a pilot hit a female passenger as he attempted to break up a violent brawl that broke out on an airport jet bridge. Delta Air Lines removed t...

Delta says pilot who struck a passenger was trying to break up a fight

A Delta Airlines pilot was videotaped smacking a female passenger who was fighting with another passenger to “deescalate” the fight at an Atlanta airport on April 21, according to TMZ. In the video, ...