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Turnbull says he pays his full tax, as Labor pursues his investments

Malcolm Turnbull has declared that all income from his investments in managed funds registered in the Cayman Islands – which is described as a tax …

Australia

Hackers Prove They Can ‘Pwn’ the Lives of Those Not Hyperconnected

It took the hackers less than two hours to take over Patsy Walsh’s life.<p>On a recent Friday, Mrs. Walsh, a grandmother of six, volunteered to allow two hackers to take a crack at hacking her home. How bad could it be?<p>Mrs. Walsh did not consider herself a digital person. As far as she knew, her home …

Marin County

No end to world of quantitative easing, say RBS economists

Royal Bank of Scotland analysts have foreshadowed a world of "QE infinity", where the quantitative easing, or monetary stimulus, conducted by central …

Pressure builds on RBA to cut again as Westpac up rates

Westpac's surprise lift in home loan rates has made a cut in official interest rates by the Reserve Bank of Australia as early as next month "highly …

Five reasons Westpac's interest rate rise matters

One bank raising interest rates may not seem like such a big deal, but Westpac's decision to jack up variable mortgage interest rates on Wednesday is …

Finance

Predictions No One Ever Makes

I’d say once a month for the past 4-5 years I’ve seen some variation of the following prediction:<i>We think there is now an increased risk for the</i> …

Stock Markets

End of the line for Newcastle heavy rail

BILL PASSES: The Greens have accused the government of selling out to developer spivs.<p>The legal saga over the removal of Newcastle’s heavy rail …

Australia-Europe free trade agreement talks could start within months

<b>London</b>: Australia could start work on a free trade agreement with Europe before the end of the year, after the European Commission announced on …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

Westpac rate rise ushers in end of the property boom

• Westpac move 'seals the deal' for RBA interest rate cut<br>• The insider proof property has peaked<br>• Housing bust now the greatest recession risk<p>Play …

Swinging and missing

When Bill Shorten ran the Australian Workers Union a decade ago, he made a deal over Melbourne’s EastLink tollway with the construction company …

Australia

Woolworths, Lowe's tip $105m into Masters as deadline looms

Woolworths and its US home improvement partner Lowe's have tipped another $105 million into their loss-making joint venture only weeks before Lowe's …

Lowe's

Voters love Turnbull but reserve judgement about his government: Newspoll

The Coalition and opposition are tied on 50-50% in the latest Newspoll despite Malcolm Turnbull having an overwhelming 57-19% lead as preferred prime …

Australia

Economic complexity is the answer to Pyne's innovation problem

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has tasked new Innovation, Industry and Science Minister Christopher Pyne with making Australia’s economy …

Manufacturing

Review: Faction Man – Bill Shorten's Path to Power

David Marr’s Quarterly Essay on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten – entitled Faction Man – has come out at just the right time. Malcolm Turnbull’s …

Australia

When the Indian Ocean and El Niño join forces, things can get hot and dry

El Niño has always been a key player in Australia’s climate. And as temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean show, the current El Niño event is the …

Global Warming

Why inequality matters – for the rich and the poor

In the last decade there has been a renaissance in studies stressing the relevance of inequality worldwide, particularly in the aftermath of the 2008 …

Income Inequality

Patching the flaws around ChAFTA's labour provisions

Provisions in the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) allowing temporary labour from China to be employed in Australia have become a …

Australia