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Five graphs that show why Australia's property price growth is over

Property prices have begun to slow across the country, and there are expectations that in most capital cities, property prices are set to fall over …

Housing

Nick Xenophon and Andrew Wilkie demand federal reform of gambling laws

Senator Nick Xenophon and the Tasmanian independent MP Andrew Wilkie say they will use their key crossbench positions in the new parliament to put gambling reform back on the federal agenda.<p>They say sports betting advertising during G-rated television broadcasts ought to be banned and maximum $1 …

Australia

Australian-born PNG politician loses court battle to suppress documentary about shanty town demolition in Port Moresby

In 2012, Ms Fifer followed Dame Carol into Paga Hill, located in her electorate, as the politician pleaded unsuccessfully with police to stop …

Theresa May shakes up government with new-look cabinet

<b>Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a nearly completely new look cabinet, in a major departure from predecessor David Cameron's top team.</b><p>George Osborne, Michael Gove, John Whittingdale, Nicky Morgan and Oliver Letwin have all been sacked by Mrs May.<p>Liz Truss is justice secretary, Justine …

Obama: US must bridge divide between police and public

<b>President Barack Obama has said the US is "not even close" to where it needs to be in bridging the divide between police and the communities they serve.</b><p>He said more must be done to build trust among black and Hispanic people that police violence would be investigated properly.<p>Mr Obama was speaking …

Can Europe expect its first far-right head of state? Austria to hold do-over election

Austria’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the presidential run-off election must be held again.<p>Anti-immigration Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer – seen here on the left – was narrowly defeated in May by former Greens leader-turned-independent Alexander Van der Bellen.<p>With the result …

Europe

Brexit sparks a political drama in the UK likened to the House of Cards

What words could be sufficient to carry the historical weight of events which unfolded on June 24. A divorce from the European Union was never meant to be in the script or the implosion of the Tory Party.<p>Like the plot of a Shakespeare play there were to be twists and turns and bodies everywhere.<p>The …

United Kingdom

EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

The Council of the EU has extended economic sanctions targeting specific sections of the Russian economy in connection with the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.<p>They will now be in place until 31 January, 2017.<p><b>Has this come as a surprise?</b><p>No.<p>It has been widely expected. EU leaders have called for …

Russia

George Soros says Brexit can lead to positives for Europe

Billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros has given his view of what happens now to Europe after the Brexit vote.<p>Addressing the European Parliament in Brussels, he warned Europe’s banking system will be “severely tested” but he does not believe the European Union will fall apart because …

George Soros

Saddled with 1.3 billion euros of debt, Greek retailer Marinopoulos gets bankruptcy protection

Greece’s biggest supermarket chain has won a reprieve.<p>Out of money and with huge debts, the Marinopoulos group, on Friday, gained temporary protection from its creditors by an Athens court.<p>It now has until September 21 to restructure – a mammoth task given that it owes 1.3 billion euros to banks …

Europe

Brexit - the end of globalization?

It is still unclear how the UK will split from the European Union. But the Brexit vote is already a setback for advocates of free trade. This could …

Election 2016: Dozens of Antarctic expeditioners turn out to cast their votes

Australians braving the Antarctic chill in the name of research turn out to have their say in the federal election.<p>Just over 70 men and women from …

Brexit: Boris Johnson pulls out of UK leadership race

Mr Johnson's campaign for the leadership – which had Australian political strategist Sir Lynton Crosby on board - faltered in a disastrous …

Super high-speed Bentley in Northern Territory drives foul of advertising standards

However, the Advertising Standards Bureau found the ad breached the motor vehicle industry's advertising code of practice because it portrayed …

The Best Companies Invest Aggressively in These 3 Areas

When it comes to investments, here’s a general truth: the larger a company gets, the smaller it thinks. The process is insidious, and companies must always be on the lookout for signs that it is setting in. If you want your business to grow sustainably at scale, you need to figure out how to make …

The Liberal Democrats told us how one pro-EU voter is joining their party every minute

Many young people have been left feeling angry and dispossessed after Britain voted for a Brexit but this, in turn, has led to thousands of …

CARNEY: There are limits to what the Bank of England can do

Bank of England governor Mark Carney says that the central bank will likely have to engage in a further programme of quantitative easing over the …

Gas price spikes on winter chill - feared east coast crisis becomes reality

Soaring east coast gas prices due to the cold snap and rising demand from the Queensland LNG projects have triggered fears among manufacturers about …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says he won't be Hillary Clinton's running mate

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has often been mentioned as a possible running mate candidate for Hillary Clinton.<p>Those rumours seemed to gain steam this …

John McFarlane says companies should not lose sight of Europe as a market as prime minister warns business leaders against becoming ‘fixated’ on EU<p>Britain needs to retain its ties with Europe after Brexit while building a new international model for financial services, the chairman of Barclays said …

Financial Services

IPOs ring bells for growth-starved investors

As investors scour the globe for growth and yield in a record low-interest rate environment, initial public offerings offer a chance of upside.<p>In the …

Leadership diversity still a myth for women

by Claire Stewart<p>Catherine Brenner's appointment to chair AMP is a sign of real movement on increasing diversity in the upper echelons of …

Wall Street loses the dot plot

Wall Street's favourite barometer, the S&P 500 index, is set to stumble into the new financial year almost exactly where it began, at 2077 points.<p>But …

This rising star at IBM just signed a deal with Cisco to take on Slack, Microsoft, and Gmail

Both Cisco and IBM have been on a partnership binge lately, so it seems inevitable that the two giant tech companies would eventually find a reason …

Papua New Guinea releases asylum seekers during day only | News Home | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea has relaxed restrictions on nearly 900 asylum seekers held on behalf of Australia, allowing them to leave the detention center during the day, a lawyer said on Thursday, but a rights group dismissed the move as “window-dressing”.<p>Asylum-seekers look through a …

Chinese company doubles Papua New Guinea copper mine cost to $3.6 bln | Reuters

SYDNEY, May 19 (Reuters) - A Chinese conglomerate planning to develop the Frieda River copper project in Papua New Guinea has more than doubled the estimated construction cost for the mine to $3.6 billion after boosting its potential production capacity.<p>State-owned Guangdong Rising Assets …

Papua New Guinea is an extraordinary country very close to my heart, but I can say with absolute surety that it is not an appropriate country in which to resettle refugees<p>I have recently spent six weeks in the city of Lae in Papua New Guinea, with unique access to the first group of refugees …

Australia

US, Papua New Guinea, Oman are only nations without paid maternity leave - UN

The United States is one of only three countries in the world that does not offer a monetary supplement to new mothers on maternity leave from their …

Papua New Guinea Moves to End Student Protests After Violence

A court has granted an injunction to the University of Papua New Guinea in the capital Port Moresby to stop students from protesting on campus, after …