ASX: The local market is poised to open weaker today off the back of a .
Wall Street: US stocks as disappointing earnings from Snap spooked investors, and shares in social media and ad tech firms dropped, offsetting gains from card issuer American Express following an upbeat forecast.
Parliament returns: Climate change, cost-of-living pressures and a "confronting" budget update are set to .
Tackling the aged care, labour and domestic violence crises are also high on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's legislative agenda.
Pay rise: Employment Minister Tony Burke has vowed wages will "move" in the , saying it had been fighting for growth from "day one".
Green skills: A skills shortage is posing a hurdle for the .
A survey of more than 500 managers and decision makers across corporate Australia has found 76 per cent of businesses see sustainable transformation as providing a competitive edge.
But the report also found that the majority of businesses were struggling with a lack of energy-transition expertise and dedicated personnel to get their strategies in place.
Clean hydrogen: Premier Dominic Perrottet has landed in Seoul to .
Building defects: Apartment buyers are demanding a who leave them high and dry.
A survey - by industry body Australian Apartment Advocacy - of 1,100 apartment buyers from around the country showed one in three had seen their original builder go broke in the past 12 months.
This left many stranded with no builder warranty or insurance to fix defects.
Top economy: Victoria has dethroned Tasmania as , with its economy leading the nation for the first time since April 2020.
Facial recognition: Supermarket giants Coles, Woolworths and Aldi are among 17 major retailers saying they have , according to consumer group CHOICE.
Oil and gas company Beach Energy has reported increased earnings and cashflow on rising gas prices and high demand, giving it a war chest to expand.The company on Monday reported an underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) of $504 million, up 39 per cent, on higher prices and revenue, reduced depreciation from lower production, and "minimal" exploration expensed.