SYDNEY, Oct 11 Australia's federal treasurer on
Friday ruled out a return to an infrastructure investment
incentive scheme, closing out a policy that spurred
billion-dollar privatisations ahead of a meeting with state
counterparts on increasing infrastructure spending.
SYDNEY An overloaded ferry that sank near the Pacific island archipelago of Kiribati last year, killing 95 people, was not allowed to carry passengers in the open sea, and had twice run aground before its fateful journey, an inquiry has found.
* CBA insurance unit charged with 87 breaches of
A survivor and relatives of 29 men who died nine years ago in one of New Zealand's worst industrial disasters visited the Pike River mine on Thursday, ahead of government attempts to make a full recovery of the site.
National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB) said on Wednesday it has almost doubled funds set aside to repay customers for overcharged fees to A$2.09 billion ($1.40 billion), raising expectations of further dividend cuts or a capital raising.
SYDNEY Sydney's business district should be freed of restrictions that have successfully curbed alcohol-related violence in Australia's largest city but hurt its economy and nightlife, a parliamentary panel recommended on Monday.
SYDNEY An Australian maker of drones used to spot sharks near surf beaches has partnered with online retailer Amazon.com Inc and other firms to create a drone service that could protect tourists from crocodiles in holiday destinations. | Video
SYDNEY, Sept 26 Australia's east coast will
swelter through at least three more months of hot, dry weather,
the weather bureau said on Thursday, a dire forecast for the
struggling agricultural sector.
SYDNEY, Sept 26 An Australian maker of drones
used to spot sharks near surf beaches has partnered with
Amazon.com Inc and other firms to create a drone
service that could protect tourists from crocodiles in holiday
SYDNEY The New Zealand government is supporting a bid by the country's honey producers to trademark the name "manuka" in China, angering Australian rivals who fear losing out in their joint biggest market for the lucrative product.