The market has failed and strong government intervention is needed to fix the problems that are locking young Australians out of the housing market, says Rachel Ong Viforj, professor of economics at Curtin Business School.
Clive Palmer is expected to front the Federal Court in Brisbane on Wednesday, a day after he compared the probe into the collapse of Queensland Nickel to Nazi Germany. On Tuesday a dishevelled Mr Palmer turned up to the court in Brisbane clinging to a sick bag and complaining of pain.
Draft legislation giving terminally ill patients aged over 25 the right to end their lives with medical help will be introduced into the NSW parliament within months. A cross-party working group of NSW MPs is due to release the draft bill for public consultation on Tuesday.
Malcolm Turnbull insists voters have given his second federal budget a tick of approval and he's warning the Senate to respect their wishes when it comes to funding the NDIS.
A 28-year-old man accused of killing his mother in their home in Sydney's south is due to face court over the murder. The man's older brother, 31, found the bloodied body at the Sylvania townhouse about 6.45am on Monday.
The over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is a growing national crisis that is being overlooked by all levels of government in Australia, the Human Rights Law Centre and Change the Record have said in a new report.... Read More →
Julia Carlisle SYDNEY [AAP] Allegations of financial misconduct in the NSW RSL’s fundraising arm will be investigated by an independent inquiry. Retired Supreme Court judge Patricia Bergin will head the inquiry, to be announced by the NSW government later on... Read More →
Megan Neil MELBOURNE [AAP] Scammers are increasingly using social media to find their victims and becoming more threatening, costing Australians at least $300 million last year. One Australian lost $1.6 million to a fake online investment in 2016, as investment... Read More →
Dan McCulloch CANBERRA [AAP] Bill Shorten says Labor will support a Medicare levy increase only for those earning more than $87,000 and will fight to retain a budget deficit levy – a move which would create a top tax rate... Read More →
Lisa Martin CANBERRA [AAP] The country of the Great Wall wants to build more great things everywhere and Australia is weighing up whether to get a piece of the trillion dollar action. Trade Minister Steve Ciobo is headed to Beijing... Read More →
Tracey Ferrier BRISBANE [AAP] A senior officer has called for a sweeping inquiry into the Queensland Police Service, saying gross management failures have left criminals laughing and police too scared to do their jobs. Senior Sergeant Phil Notaro has apologised... Read More →
Veteran ABC current affairs journalist and broadcaster Mark Colvin has died, aged 65, after a long battle with lung cancer, ABC Television reported.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce will press charges against the man who shoved a lemon meringue pie in his face and says the incident has only made him more determined to campaign for marriage equality.
A Greens' sponsored abortion law reform bill is set to be debated from 9.30am this morning in the Upper House of NSW Parliament. If passed on a conscience vote the bill will bring NSW into line with Victoria, ACT, NT and Tasmania.
A bill to roll out a corporate tax cuts for businesses with more than $50 million turnover, including big multinational miners and banks, will go to parliament on Thursday.
From next year, 5,000 Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients across three locations will be forced into two-year testing trials, with those who test positive to have their payments quarantined.
Labor has backed a new tax on the big five banks and left the door open to support an increase in the Medicare levy to support fully funding the NDIS, which was unveiled in last night’s budget. But aid group Caritas has damned the government’s decision to cut foreign aid for the third year in a row.
Australia has qualified for the Eurovision grand final after 17-year-old Isaiah Firebrace, from Moama in the NSW Riverina, was voted through in the first semi-final. Isaiah was third on the bill, performing the song Don't Come Easy on a revolving stage in Kiev in Ukraine on Tuesday night.
The nation's banks would be alarmed if they were hit with a reported new federal government levy to help fund a compensation scheme for victims of misconduct.
A demerit-point system will be introduced for welfare recipients who don't turn up for job interviews or work-for-the-dole appointments under a series of federal government measures.
Welfare, environment, indigenous groups and unions have joined forces to make a last-ditch appeal to the federal government for a fair budget. More than 70 organisations gathered in Canberra on Monday, calling for people and the environment to take centre stage.
Senior Labor figures have lashed out at Mark Latham, labelling their former federal leader as a desperate attention seeker. Mr Latham, who led Labor from 2003 until 2005, has announced he's joined the Liberal Democrats.
Bill Shorten is copping criticism from all sides over a controversial Labor advertisement promoting the merits of employing Australians. It ends with an image of Mr Shorten standing next to a group overwhelmingly featuring white Australians.
CANBERRA [AAP] The federal government will hand the Australian Federal Police a $321 million funding boost as it moves to bolster the nation’s defences against the threat of terrorism. The multi-million-dollar package, to be announced in Tuesday’s budget, will be... Read More →
Lucy Hughes Jones DARWIN [AAP] The Northern Territory juvenile justice royal commission is set to probe police and lawyers involved with troubled youngsters this week. The inquiry, which was called after footage of boys being tear-gassed at Darwin’s notorious Don... Read More →