• AAP26 minutes ago

    Job seekers push up WA's unemployment

    Western Australia's latest unemployment figures have been described as disappointing by the Liberal opposition. WA's seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose from 6.0 per cent to 6.6 per cent. Opposition Treasurer Dean Nalder said the increase came on the back of another significant jump in unemployment

  • AAP51 minutes ago

    Three-man crew returns from space station

    A capsule carrying US, Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station has landed safely in Kazakhstan after a five-month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The spacecraft brought ...

  • AAP6 minutes ago

    Queensland mangoes recalled in SA

    More than 120,000 mangoes shipped to South Australia from Queensland have been recalled after the discovery of fruit fly larvae in some of the fruit. Biosecurity SA has required a distributor to recall all produce from the affected grower, which is still in storage or on supermarket shelves, including

  • AAP56 minutes ago

    Westfield buyer sees a future for centres

    The future of online retail lies in bricks and mortar stores. That's the belief of European shopping centre giant Unibail-Rodamco's chief executive Christophe Cuvillier, who plans to buy Frank Lowy's Westfield ...

  • AAP1 hour ago

    Holden confirms car plant sale

    Car company Holden has confirmed the sale of its former vehicle assembly site in Adelaide to a Melbourne-based developer. The company says the Pelligra Group plans to turn the site into a business park with a range of industrial, manufacturing, construction, engineering, automotive and commercial uses

  • Myer shares plummet as Xmas sales slide
    AAP4 hours ago

    Myer shares plummet as Xmas sales slide

    Myer has had a woeful start to Christmas, with its sales taking a sharp fall in December despite efforts to bring shoppers through its doors. The embattled department store chain now expects profit for the first half of the current financial year to be "materially below" the $62.8 million

  • Share market loses ground on quiet day
    AAP5 hours ago

    Share market loses ground on quiet day

    The share market has closed lower as gains for materials and energy companies were offset by falls for the utilities and property trust sectors. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 10.5 points, or ...

  • Jobs growth hit two year high in November
    AAP5 hours ago

    Jobs growth hit two year high in November

    The economy added far more jobs than expected in November, underlining the strength of the labour market that has grown by 383,000 positions in the past twelve months. The total number of jobs rose by 61,600 in November, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed, the biggest increase in more

  • AAP5 hours ago

    The 100 new AUSTRAC allegations facing CBA

    AUSTRAC, the federal government's financial intelligence unit, has updated its statement of claim against Commonwealth Bank with another 100 alleged contraventions of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism ...

  • AAP6 hours ago

    Qld's unemployment figures steady

    Queensland's unemployment rate remained steady in November but was still half a percentage point higher than the national average. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its latest labour force figures on Thursday. Queensland's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was unchanged at 5.9 per

  • AAP6 hours ago

    Westpac refunds $11m to mortgage customers

    Westpac will pay about $11 million in compensation to interest-only home loan customers who were not switched to principal repayments when they should have been. The refunds will go to 9,400 customers who held owner-occupier interest-only variable home loans, most of which had interest-only periods

  • Big job gains thanks to our policies: PM
    AAP6 hours ago

    Big job gains thanks to our policies: PM

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is claiming credit for another surge in the number of Australians finding work, saying his government's policies are boosting confidence. "Our policies are restoring confidence to business, and business is responding by investing, creating more jobs, and hiring

  • CBA facing new AUSTRAC launder allegations
    AAP6 hours ago

    CBA facing new AUSTRAC launder allegations

    Commonwealth Bank has been hit with another 100 alleged contraventions of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism laws, including failing to quickly report two suspicious matters relating to the financing of terrorism. AUSTRAC on Thursday filed an amended statement of claim to Federal Court in which

  • AAP6 hours ago

    Westpac refunds $11m to mortgage holders

    Westpac will pay about $11 million in compensation to interest-only home loan customers who were not switched to principal repayments when they should have been. The lender said the refunds will go to customers who held one of 13,000 owner-occupier interest-only variable home loans who continued to

  • AAP7 hours ago

    Ridesharing to arrive in NT from February

    Ridesharing is finally coming to the Northern Territory, but it won't be Uber. The territory government has given Western Australian company Hi Oscar the green light to operate, following criticism its multinational rival was regulated out of the market. "For the public, our ridesharing regulations

  • AAP7 hours ago

    Ten appoints new chief operating officer

    Ten Network has made its first leadership change following its takeover by US media giant CBS. The broadcaster has appointed director of corporate and regulatory affairs Annabelle Herd to the newly created role of chief operating officer. Chief executive Paul Anderson said Ms Herd had been responsible

  • AAP7 hours ago

    South Australia now the 'defence state'

    Defence projects will create around 6000 direct jobs in South Australia over the next 10 years, a new state government report has found. SA has a skilled workforce that will build the next generation of the navy's submarines, as well as bid for work across the cyber, science and research areas of

  • AAP7 hours ago

    Telstra spends $72.5m on spectrum for 5G

    Telstra has splurged more than $72 million on additional mobile spectrum in a bid to back its current mobile network and support the development of 5G technology. Of the country's largest carriers, the telco snapped up the most mobile bandwidth ranges at the government spectrum auction which netted

  • AAP8 hours ago

    Our policies promote jobs: Turnbull

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is trumpeting his government's policies for another surge in employment. Employment grew by 61,600 in November, a 14th straight month of gains, while the jobless rate remained ...

  • AAP8 hours ago

    SA now the defence state: SA Govt

    Defence projects will create around 6000 direct jobs in South Australia over the next 10 years, a new state government report has found. SA has a proven skilled workforce that will build the next generation of the navy's submarines as well as bid for work across cyber, science and research areas

  • NAB will no longer back new coal projects
    AAP8 hours ago

    NAB will no longer back new coal projects

    National Australia Bank says it will stop lending for new thermal coal mining projects, becoming the first major Australian bank to phase out support for the sector. In a statement on Thursday, the bank said it would no longer back new thermal coal mining investment, but would continue to support customers

  • Gains by miners and energy push ASX higher
    AAP8 hours ago

    Gains by miners and energy push ASX higher

    The Australian share market is higher at noon following strong gains by mining and energy stocks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 stock index was up 10.2 points, or 0.17 per cent, at 6,032.0 points at 1200 AEDT. ...