More than a year after his election, Tony Abbott's signature paid parental leave policy has stalled with Treasury officials admitting in estimates hearings that no progress has been made with states on who is to pay for aspects of the controversial scheme. The admission suggests the policy, loathed by virtually every minister in cabinet according to senior figures, could be trimmed for a second time since the election to make it less objectionable to big business and less costly to a cash-strapped budget.
Landline telephones in up to 2700 homes and businesses in Ngunnawal and Amaroo will be disconnected from Thursday.
A simple meme celebrating Gough Whitlam's achievements has sparked a legacy war with Labor accusing the Greens of "grave robbing".
The Abbott government appears determined to destroy the emerging renewable energy sector to protect Australia's fossil fuel industry if its plans to lower the clean energy target are any guide, wind farm developers said.
Tom Uren sits in the nursing home in Sydney's eastern suburbs where he has spent the past few months, thinking of the pleasure he'll get when he regains the strength to return to his home in his beloved Balmain, and thinking, too, of his old leader, Gough Whitlam, who'll never go home now.
Insight into Mark Moldre musician's private world.
The ACCC has backed Telstra in its bid to exclude its $11.2 billion NBN Co deal in setting wholesale prices for fixed line services, a decision that could affect millions of phone and internet users.
Executives who avoid social media have no excuse for failing to exploit their influence to maximum effect, business leaders were warned on Wednesday.
The largest statewide offensive aimed at tackling the scourge of wild dogs is underway across regional NSW.
The Australian sharemarket extended its recovery rally on Wednesday, hitting the ground running as European Central Bank stimulus talk fuelled investor confidence and ending higher for a seventh straight session.