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Chinese deal-maker Charles Lieu, who worked on the $370 million April bid, told The Australian newspaper last month that bidders were badly treated by the Australian government. "This is an unfortunate trend developing in Western countries today, with ...
The Australian government also has a mobile blackspots program: Under the first round of the blackspots program, Telstra and Vodafone Australia secured AU$185 million in government funding to help build or upgrade 499 mobile towers across Australia ...

Australian men, in comparison, felt safer than the OECD average, with 76% reporting they felt safe at night. Crosbie said Australians had traditionally expected government to deliver change in social policy areas but "that has been a bit lost over the ...
Indian mining giant Adani today said it plans to start construction of a 21.7 billion dollar Carmichael coal mine project in Australia in 2017 after years of legal delays over environmental approvals. "The company is moving ahead, having already ...
A senior Australian government minister who admitted chauffeuring his two dogs between his Melbourne home and country house at taxpayer expense will not be sacked.

Not only content with protection our country from the sea, now the Autralian Border Force is taking on the airwaves, producing its own podcasts.
Back in June, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Central Intelligence Agency for biographic reports on Sir John Kerr, the 18th Governor-General of Australia. The newly declassified report from February 27, 1976 describes Kerr's job ...
... that Australia's system of offshore detention - in which asylum seekers heading to Australia by boat are intercepted and sent to camps in Nauru or Papua New Guinea indefinitely - "essentially amounts to torture," the Australian government's ...
Indeed, with one simple reform currently being considered in Canberra - the gradual reduction of Australia's company tax rate - South Australia could stand to gain over $300 million of business investment year in and year out. This would be the ...
Brown added the Australian government hopes TPP will become "a major building block for a regional free trade zone." It would be a major missed opportunity for Australia if it does not ratify TPP and is not part of the initial process of developing a ...
A flyer for South Australia's land registry business has been released to interested parties, Street Talk can reveal, ahead of a pre-marketing roadshow which will get under way in November.
It is also worth noting that Endace's leaked customer list showed that it worked with government agencies from around the world including the Canadian and Australian defence departments, Morocco's spy operation, the US Army, the US Navy, the Israeli ...
The government tried to abolish the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. While they failed to get the change through the parliament, the main office in Canberra was still shut down. Following the resignation of the FOI Commissioner in ...
Support for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is at its lowest level since his election last year, according to an opinion poll on Tuesday, fuelling speculation of more political upheaval in a country that has seen four leaders in six years ...
Steven Ciobo, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment. YouTube/Steven Ciobo MP. Australia has ruled out negotiating free-trade deals with Theresa may's government until Britain has formally completed its departure from the European Union.

In ITK's view, Australia is being held back, in part, because consultants in Australia provide advice to federal and state governments based on expensive models that are basically out of date. The models don't, and in fact can't, take an integrated ...
It was the census failure that left thousands of Australians bashing their keyboards in frustration, embarrassed the government and cost $30 million. Join us for the blame .... That concludes the evidence of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Next up ...
One of the world's most celebrated Economists suggests the Turnbull government introduce an inheritance tax to help address rising wealth inequality, which is ...
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has urged the Western Australian government to do more to address housing affordability, despite ...
Victoria's council reforms in 1994 remain Australia's most radical restructuring of local government. The changes under the Kennett government reduced the number of councils from 210 to 79 through amalgamations. In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew ...
Many people have been "processed" with the government offering them "packages" to either go back home, stay in Nauru or PNG, or to a third country that Australian is looking to bribe. Most of the refugees have refused these enticements, as well they might.
But economically the worry is that a downgrade will raise the cost of borrowing for the government, which in turn would do the same for state and local governments and Australian Corporations, given the interest rate they pay is linked to that of the ...
"What we say is the Australian government [should] not support this terrorist government who is killing [its] citizens and also to put pressure to abide human rights in Ethiopia," he said.
Australia last year narrowly avoided the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organisation putting the reef on its endangered list.
Selling half of Ausgrid for $16 billion is an outstanding result, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says, but the Opposition argues he could have made more money.
The Australian government is aware that refugees and asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru face cruelty and abuse that amounts to torture, according to an Amnesty International report released Monday.
Opening the 20th Feast Festival of queer arts tonight - the first time in fifteen years she's performed live in Adelaide - the popster is calling for marriage equality and says Australia is lagging behind globally. "Whenever I travel and the topic ...
In a submission to the Federal government ahead of the 2016-17 Federal Budget Tourism Accommodation Australia argued that the unregulated accommodation sector was robbing taxpayers.
Opening the 20th Feast Festival of queer arts tonight - the first time in fifteen years she's performed live in Adelaide - the popster is calling for marriage equality and says Australia is lagging behind globally. "Whenever I travel and the topic ...
Against Complacency: Risk and Opportunities for the Australia-US Alliance also warns there are three other major risks facing a future alliance with the US including domestic politics, costs and a dysfunctional America.
The Australian government flew in an orthopaedic surgeon from Australia to put plates and bars into his arm - but only after a public campaign by Doctors for refugees, the National Justice Project said.
MPs have accused the government of wasting tens of thousands of euros by flying the government jet to Australia to take king Willem-Alexander around the country during next month's state visit. The king and queen Maxima fly to Australia next week using ...
The Australian government has begrudging and indirectly admitted the failure of their strict gun control laws, which included a gun buyback scheme that has been ignored by hundreds of thousands of citizens.
Sounds Australia, the market development initiative aimed at helping young musos market their music, could be in danger thanks to the Turnbull government. Since 2009, Sounds Australia has aimed to help young Australian musicians raise their profile and ...
The video, released on the internet, featured the Australian hostage, identified as Craig Bruce McAllister, appealing to his government to pay the ransom and to facilitate his return to Australia. Craig Bruce McAllister, seen here in a video obtained ...
The Australian government has quietly lifted the threat of jailing doctors who speak out against child abuse and neglect of asylum seekers in detention, doctors' lawyers revealed on Thursday.
"The Australian government already has broad and ample powers to counter terrorism," said Elaine Pearson, Australia director at Human Rights Watch. "The proposed measures are far broader than is necessary or proportionate to protect society from ...
Federal agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is pressuring the WA government to come up with a long-term solution for the crisis building in the WA dairy industry, amid revelations Canberra and the State Government considered a plan to use taxpayer funds ...
[SYDNEY] Australian employment unexpectedly fell 9,800 in September as firms shed a huge 53,000 full-time jobs, a disappointing report that slugged the local dollar and could rekindle speculation of further rate cuts.
AeroVironment - working alongside Sentient Vision, General Dynamics Mediaware and Australia-based XTEK - is offering the Wasp AE micro air vehicle to the Australian Army and special forces. XTEK is the preferred tenderer for the contract, which has ...
Embattled Indigenous boarding school Kormilda College in Darwin has been saved from imminent closure after the Federal government agreed to fund the school for 2017. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said based on what was known of ...
The Abbott government misled the public in a $10 million taxpayer-funded advertising campaign promoting its higher education policies after the Education Department was warned the advertisements could breach Australian consumer law. The revelation is ...
The Australian government still pushing ahead with plans for a public vote on equal marriage, despite an expected defeat in the Senate.
The Australian government has quietly lifted the threat of jailing doctors who speak out against child abuse and neglect of asylum seekers in detention, doctors' lawyers revealed on Thursday.
This latest development comes after the Turnbull government unveiled their pre-election arts funding package back in May, which allocated millions of dollars to the Australian Ballet, Playwriting Australia and the National Library, but zilch to Sounds ...
Canberra insists it is doing more than ever before to protect the reef, but its annual report into water quality, seagrass and coral gave it a "D" - which represents "poor" - for the fifth year in a row.
Selling half of Ausgrid for $16 billion is an outstanding result, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says, but the Opposition argues he could have made more money.
A statement from Tony Burke, the Shadow Minister for the arts, confirms that the Australian government has no current plans to continue to fund Sounds Australia past the end of this year, putting Australian acts who export music around the world via ...


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