WA Premier Colin Barnett is pretty unimpressed. The big miners, he claims, are to blame for creating a huge hole in his state's budget. A more cynical observer might suggest he's ducking for cover after the state's bureaucrats and government so badly botched its royalty forecasts from iron ore.
Organisers of the Million Dollar Lunch have hit their mark on the 10th anniversary of the charity event, raising $1 million and taking the total over the decade to more than $10 million.
Google is still pulling in money hand over fist, but Wall Street is hungry for the company's next move. The problem was that in the earnings report, the internet giant showed signs ts ultra-profitable business in search advertising was starting to slow.
A man who was repeatedly molested by his youth pastor lashed out at church elders, accusing them of using the child sexual abuse royal commission to “justify their failings and minimise their responsibilities”.In a statement read out to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse the man, now aged in his mid-20s, described his life as a living hell.
Pacific island residents infected with Ebola could be flown to Australia for treatment, Health Minister Peter Dutton says.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is personally committed to reforming the NSW Liberal Party and has pleaded with members thinking of quitting to stay and fight for change instead.
Last December, Steve Ballmer found himself in a highly unusual situation: The former Microsoft boss had time on his hands. He watched TV, learned some Hebrew. Then he bought a basketball team.
Global economic fears and the Ebola scare have and sent Australia's shares tumbling. But some experts can see an upside.
The political stand-off between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and presiding officers Bronwyn Bishop and Stephen Parry over their decision to seat women wearing burqas or niqabs away from the public in a glassed-off area of the parliamentary chambers remains unresolved, just days before federal parliament is due to resume.
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop was defeated on Thursday night in her campaign for the presidency of an international democracy group.