• AAP9 minutes ago

    Berlin debut for Lockheed's CH-53K chopper

    The US military has approved Lockheed Martin Corp's new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter to fly at the Berlin air show next April, according to two sources familiar with the program. It will mark the CH-53K's international debut at time when a German helicopter competition could start heating up

  • Turnbull rejects renewable energy finding
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    Turnbull rejects renewable energy finding

    Malcolm Turnbull has poured cold water on a new report which claims Labor's 50 per cent renewable energy target will not jeopardise reliability. The Australian Council of Learned Academies report, commissioned by chief scientist Alan Finkel, found Australia could reach the mark without a "significant

  • 'No plans' to shut power plants: Qld Labor
    AAP46 minutes ago

    'No plans' to shut power plants: Qld Labor

    Queensland's Labor government says it has no plans to shut down state-owned coal-fired power stations so it can meet its renewable energy target. Energy Minister Mark Bailey has rubbished a new analysis of Labor's 50 per cent renewable target by 2030, which warns of power station closures and

  • Australian shares remain lower at midday
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    Australian shares remain lower at midday

    Australian shares are lower at midday, amid broad-based falls. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 stock index was down 0.2 per cent at 5,946.5 points at 1200 AEDT on Monday, with energy, healthcare, materials and ...

  • Auctions up but Sydney drag on home prices
    AAP58 minutes ago

    Auctions up but Sydney drag on home prices

    Home sales across Australia's capital cities have edged higher in the past week, but softness in the Sydney market has continued to weigh on prices. The national auction clearance rate rose to 65.4 per cent in the week to November 19, preliminary figures from property data group CoreLogic show,

  • AAP1 hour ago

    Stocks to watch

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  • LNP senator pushes for inquiry into banks
    AAP1 hour ago

    LNP senator pushes for inquiry into banks

    A Queensland government senator is confident lower house MPs will cross the floor to support his push for an inquiry into banks which has Labor backing. Queensland LNP senator Barry O'Sullivan says up to four MPs are considering voting against the government in the House of Representatives to support

  • Managing economy priority over debt: Pitt
    AAP1 hour ago

    Managing economy priority over debt: Pitt

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt says state debt will hit $81 billion over the next term of government, but insists it's not a problem for the state's economy. It comes as a poll of six marginal electorates ahead of the November 25 Election Day finds voters believe the Liberal National Party

  • AAP2 hours ago

    Home sales improve in soft market

    Home sales across Australia's capital cities have edged higher in the past week, but the auction market remains soft with prices largely unchanged. The national auction clearance rate rose to 65.4 per ...

  • Creso expands into China's $40b market
    AAP2 hours ago

    Creso expands into China's $40b market

    Shares in Creso Pharma have soared after the Australian medicinal cannabis company announced an expansion into China's $39.6 billion health food market. Creso says it has signed a commercial partnership with Chinese hemp producer Zhejiang Kingdom Creative, which will purchase and import the company

  • AAP2 hours ago

    Ardent expects Commonwealth Games lift

    Dreamworld operator Ardent Leisure has finally stemmed the tide at its troubled theme parks business and is hoping for a boost from next year's Commonwealth Games. Acting chief executive Geoff Richardson on Monday said that the division, which experienced a drop in visitors in the months after the

  • Aust shares slide in early trade
    AAP2 hours ago

    Aust shares slide in early trade

    The Australian share market has come under pressure in early trade as investors take cues from a weak close on Wall Street on Friday and a lack of local drivers. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 stock index was down 0.5 per cent after the first half-hour of trade, with energy and telecoms the only two sectors

  • AAP3 hours ago

    Ardent hopes for Commonwealth Games boost

    Theme parks and entertainment centres operator Ardent Leisure Group says that despite a challenging year following the fatal accident at Dreamworld in October 2016, guest satisfaction and feedback at the Gold Coast theme park continues to be excellent. "We look forward to a strong holiday period