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A proposal to conduct pill-testing at next month's Groovin The Moo festival in Canberra has been rejected by the ACT government. A spokesperson for the government stated the decision was made after "careful consideration", noting the trial would have ...
"Complex" rules put public servants in danger of getting burned: Canberra financial advisor Dan Blackman. Photo: Supplied.
Universities Australia has told the government to look elsewhere for budget savings, releasing an analysis that shows almost $4bn has been cut from the sector and its students since 2011.
Australian Attorney General George Brandis, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Central Commission on Political and Legal Affairs, Secretary Meng Jianzhu pose at the inaugural Australia-China High-level Security Dialogue at Shangri ...
The funding will be given to community legal centres, who will receive $39m, with $16.7m going to Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander legal services.
I continued my day with in-depth discussions with the American and Australian business community. Today, our economic partnership is worth a staggering $1.5 trillion, and investment has grown by 50 percent in the last three years alone.
Tightening immigration and citizenship rules last week under the banner "Australia first", similar to US President Donald Trump's "America first", boosted Mr Turnbull's personal rating four per cent from early April, said a Newspoll by The Australian ...
Death threats, bullying, intimidation and blackmail - that's what Australia's most senior Olympic official is dealing with two weeks out from an election in which he hopes to retain his position.
The Australian government and ATO have applied to the High Court to strike out the lawsuit by Sir Hii Yii Ann, 57, for the imposition of A$49mil (RM161mil) tax assessment on him over his income earnings outside Australia. On Friday, Hii's lead counsel ...
[SYDNEY] US Vice-President Mike Pence will try to make a disastrous first telephone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull ancient history when he meets the Australian prime minister on Saturday. After a surly first conversation between the two ...
The Research Industry Council of Australia (RICA) is fighting the terms of a recent government decision to abolish a visa program for overseas workers, which it claims will have a detrimental impact on the country's market and social research industry.
As Australia's government prepares to formally review banking competition in its oligopolistic market, should NZ be doing the same?
Collectively, Australians have a bizarre preoccupation with government, perceiving it to be the solution to every individual problem.
The Islamic school of Canberra will appeal the federal government's decision to revoke its funding after a long-running investigation into its independence, ...
The Australian government must admit it controls the offshore processing centres on Manus Island and in Nauru and has a duty of care to the asylum seekers and refugees it detains, a Senate inquiry has found, declaring that "to suggest anything else is ...
The ACT government has rejected a proposal for pill testing at Canberra's Groovin The Moo music festival. Harm Reduction Australia approached the ACT ...
Australia's $300 million plan to impose GST on imported online purchases from July 1 is at risk of collapse with the world's largest online marketplaces - eBay, Alibaba, Etsy and Amazon - considering blocking Australian customers when the new regime ...
In Western Australia, the number of new apprenticeships has fallen by more than 80%, one of the sharpest annual declines in history.
ACT chief minister Andrew Barr will ask the federal government to reaffirm its commitment to Canberra as the heart of the Australian public service as part of a ...
Australia, and particularly Sydney, are gripped by a housing affordability crisis. So the NSW government's omission of any concrete commitment to monitor the conversion of permanent rental housing to holiday accommodation, like Airbnb and Stayz, ...
Referring to Australia replacing its popular 457 work visa programme with another programme, he said senior Australian officials have conveyed to India that "the impact of the changes will be negligible on Indian workers, most of whom fall in high ...
A few years ago, after much whining and hand-wringing by olde worlde retailers, the Australian federal government began looking into changing the law around GST collection from overseas retailers on purchases of under $1000.
Australia's competition regulator said the possible sale of natural gas intended for the country's domestic market to overseas customers instead must be reviewed amid high wholesale prices at home.
A South Australian government-run nursing home for vulnerable dementia patients will be shut in the wake of allegations of mistreatment.
The new eligibility criteria for Australian citizenship, which is expected to delight conservative members of the Coalition, Pauline Hanson's One Nation party and Liberal defector Cory Bernardi, comes hot on the heels of the Turnbull government ...
Not only will the government lose a longstanding community leader - and they are always difficult to replace - but it will confront the opportunity to dismantle the Commissioner's Frontline 2020 crime-fighting model that Labor has regularly attacked ...
The Turnbull government is considering a "nation-building" plan to back constructing a gas pipeline from WA to the east as part of a multibillion-dollar push to address the national energy crisis.
IMMIGRATION Minister Peter Dutton has defended a government decision to scrap the 457 visa program for temporary foreign workers and replace it with a ...
With the background of the ageing population and rapid rise in health, aged care and education spending, the demands from the electorate could see the size of government rise to levels not seen before in Australia. The first side of politics to realise ...
In 2013, Australia's newly-elected center-right Liberal government launched Operation Sovereign Borders, a military-led effort to turn back boats attempting to reach Australian territory. Accompanying the operation were new communications campaigns to ...
Mr Kelly said the previous Barnett government's attempts to make WA's coastline safer by deploying a drum line when there was the threat of a shark, or deploying it directly after an attack, were not successful.
They also require the government to provide proper notice to the public of its data-matching activity and give individuals a chance to respond.
The federal government will impose dumping duties on paper exported from four countries including China and Indonesia in a crackdown on a practice that was ...
The Coalition government is trying to open the way for a mass clear-out of Commonwealth departments and the public servants who work there from the national ...
The government announced a policy on Wednesday that would force all federal departments to justify their continued presence and that of their portfolio agencies in Canberra and other capital cities or else face a forced move to rural or regional ...
The ACT government has defended its prayer ban outside abortion clinics in a submission to a federal parliamentary inquiry.
The Australian government indicated that it has little appetite to change the country's existing restrictions on cabotage in its domestic airline market.
The federal government denies it will be writing-off its national broadband network, despite calls by one of Australia's most successful telecommunications entrepreneurs. finance Minister Mathias Cormann was responding to executive chairman of ...
[SYDNEY] Australia will abolish a temporary work visa popular with foreigners and replace it with a visa requiring better English-language and work skills, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday.
eBay says it will likely block Australian shoppers from buying goods from overseas if the government pushes ahead with plans to apply GST on all goods sold through the online marketplace.
Iron ore plunge a sticky situation for Australia as budget looms ... Speculative traders are betting aggressively that iron ore prices will continue to drop, placing the Australian government in a sticky situation ahead of its May budget. The price of ...
Soaring gas prices are threatening to send manufacturing companies in Australia broke and pushing up household gas bills, but Australian gas is shoring up supplies for other countries in the region. An analysis by the ABC shows that overseas state ...
Mr Abbott debuted as a regular guest on Sydney broadcaster Ray Hadley's high-rating morning show yesterday, and also penned a five-point treatise on why Australians are "fed up with underperforming governments and pointscoring" for News Corp.
A HOUSE around the corner from me sold at auction a couple of weeks ago.
The South Australian government has called on the state's horseracing authority to ban jumps racing after a New Zealand horse was euthanised because of a leg injury suffered in a fall in the Adelaide Hills.
"The government should help facilitate an arrangement where LNG ventures that are not currently net suppliers to Australia should be able to voluntarily come to arrangements where Australian gas is 'swapped out' for international gas, and diverted back ...
The government will replace skilled 457 visas with a new category to give Australians priority for Australian jobs, Malcolm Turnbull said in a shock announcement on Tuesday.
The Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, uses facebook to announce the replacement of skilled 457 visas with a new category to give Australians priority for Australian jobs. Turnbull says 'we'll no longer let 457 visas be passports to jobs that ...
Currently, GST is not payable on goods that cost less than $1000 purchased by individuals and imported into Australia. The government bill, announced in the 2016-17 budget, is expected to boost revenue by $300 million over three years by eliminating ...
According to an Australian Institute of Company Directors' survey of 833 directors last July, the problem that most worries businesspeople is Australia's low level of infrastructure investment. Eight-five per cent of the company directors said they ...


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