There is growing optimism in the federal government that a compromise can be reached with Labor on a revised 2020 renewable energy target, even as 100 jobs were shed in a wind turbine company.
The Abbott government is offering to ditch or delay the most controversial elements of its sweeping higher education reforms to secure a deal with the Senate cross-benchers to allow universities to set their own fees.
Solid earning and economic news is powering Wall Street higher and has paved the way for a positive start to local trading on Friday.
The barrister for the Sydney student who leaked information about a fashion school scholarship awarded to the Prime Minister's daughter has asked the court to not record a conviction.
The NSW government has sought to distance itself from claims by the state Treasurer that Sydney's 41 councils should be reduced to just five.
Might we suggest a rhinestone encrusted ANZ executive joining the parade if the bank really wants to make an impact at next year's Mardi Gras. The only question is who?
Toll Holdings has conceded that trading conditions were tougher than expected in the first quarter in the volatile macro environment, but has reiterated its full-year earnings guidance.
One of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's three sisters has joined the chorus of condemnation of against the federal government's decision to green light a plan for a privately owned aged-care facility on public parklands at Middle Head.
The federal government has given the green light to a controversial proposal to convert former Defence buildings on Middle Head into an aged-care facility, sparking a storm of protest from local opponents who say it will effectively privatise a section of public parklands.
The Australian Taxation Office says it has now cut over 500 jobs from its crucial auditing team as it tries to meet the federal government's budget cuts.