Treasurer Scott Morrison insists he can "look people in the eye" and say the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be fully funded without the need for a Medicare levy hike. Ahead of a keynote speech on Thursday, Mr Morrison confirmed the extra 0.5 per cent hike in the Medicare levy from
Former Nick Xenophon Team crossbenchers are giving the Turnbull government's business tax cuts a "fresh look", in encouraging signs for the coalition. Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff, of the now Centre Alliance, had originally opposed the package, but have since met with top officials,
Calls are mounting within Labor to end the live sheep trade in the Middle East as the Awassi Express looks set to embark on its next voyage later this week after complying with a ventilation improvement order. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority imposed the order on the Emanuel Exports-chartered
Industrial umpire Donna McKenna is no stranger to disputes. Ms McKenna went to Sam Henderson for advice after seeing him on television and reading his articles in publications such as the Australian Financial Review and Money Magazine.
Wealth management giant AMP could face three shareholder class actions after it admitted to cheating customers and lying to the corporate regulator. Law firms Shine Lawyers, Slater and Gordon and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan are investigating class actions against AMP on behalf of shareholders,
The Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) prices have been on fire again on Tuesday. Here's why...
Victoria's gambling regulator and police are investigating additional allegations of poker machine tampering at Melbourne's Crown Casino. It comes after independent MP Andrew Wilkie showed journalists "picks" he said were given to a former high-roller at the casino, allegedly used
The Australian share market is trading higher at midday, with losses among metal miners dimming an otherwise bright morning, following a mixed overnight session for US stocks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 ...
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe and his central bank board may be convinced the next move in interest rates will be up, but new inflation figures suggest this is still a long way off. The consumer price index for the March quarter rose just 0.4 per cent, keeping the annual rate at 1.9 per cent and
ANZ admits the growth of its financial planning business was put ahead of customers' best interests before changes to financial advice laws. ANZ changed the bonus system for its directly employed financial planners following the Future of Financial Advice reforms that banned commissions for advisers
The Auscann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:AC8) share price is one of three in the medicinal cannabis industry charging higher on Monday...
A strong global economy has helped the Future Fund grow to $140.8 billion, but its chair Peter Costello has warned the long-term outlook remains challenging. The fund, created in 2006 to help pay for superannuation liabilities of public servants, has exceeded all of its benchmark timeframes - for example