ACCC will not oppose Seven’s proposed acquisition of shares in Foxtel’s Presto

ACCC will not oppose Seven’s proposed acquisition of shares in Foxtel’s Presto

2 March 2015. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of shares in the Presto Entertainment subscription video on deman... NSP_READMORE

Tony Abbott address to Australia-New Zealand leadership forum

Tony Abbott address to Australia-New Zealand leadership forum

Friday February 2015. I’ve maintained a very, very close relationship with New Zealand ever since I met my wife. Closer relations between Australia and New Zealand were very much boosted by this par... NSP_READMORE


House prices are increasing at a blistering pace in Sydney and Melbourne, giving the Reserve Bank a headache.

House prices are increasing at a blistering pace in Sydney and Melbourne, giving the Reserve Bank a headache.

March 2015. Until figures released today on the housing market, it seem likely that the RBA would reduce interest rates by another quarter percent tomorrow. On balance, we now think it likely that i...

Queensland real estate sales hit five-year high

Queensland real estate sales hit five-year high

2 March 2015. Residential real estate sales in Queensland have hit a five-year high, according to new statistics from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).   The fresh data reveals...

Hawke Report into hydraulic fracturing

Hawke Report into hydraulic fracturing

26 February 2015 The Hawke Report into hydraulic fracturing has been tabled in Parliament and the public will now have an opportunity to provide feedback on its findings. “I’d like to thank Dr Haw...

Sunreef Mooloolaba gets set for 2015 Swimming with Whales Season

Sunreef Mooloolaba gets set for 2015 Swimming with Whales Season

As the humpback whales in the Antarctic are feeding and increasing their blubber stores ready for their annual migration up the Australian east coast, the Sunreef Mooloolaba crew are also gearing u...


Whoever killed Boris Nemtsov, Putin is responsible for Russia's climate of fear

Whoever killed Boris Nemtsov, Putin is responsible for Russia's climate of fear

Moscow remembers: the Nemtsov memorial march.EPA/Sergei IlnitskyDays after Boris Nemtsov, a leading opponent of Vladimir Putin, was shot dead on a bridge in Moscow, thousands of his supporters marched...

Sydney risks becoming a dumb, disposable city for the rich

Sydney risks becoming a dumb, disposable city for the rich

Development is underway all around Sydney harbour -- but has the public interest been well served?AAP Image/Dean LewinsThe New South Wales government has announced plans to sell off the Ultimo site o...

Sydney's stuck in traffic, putting the brakes on women and the west

Sydney's stuck in traffic, putting the brakes on women and the west

The slow pre-dawn commute on the M5 from western Sydney is more than a pain for these drivers: it comes at a high social and economic cost.Dean Lewins/AAPSydney is a city grinding to a halt, with the ...

It's time to choose what kind of tax system we want

It's time to choose what kind of tax system we want

The Australian community has been involved in many discussions about tax in the past, and now it's time for some new decisions.Image sourced from Shutterstock.comFive years ago the Henry Review undert...


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