Police have refused to say if they are investigating whether missing brothers Jayden and Joseph Brady are being hidden by a cult somewhere on the far north coast of NSW.
Senator Jacqui Lambie is once again at loggerheads with her leader, with Clive Palmer forced to distance the Palmer United Party from her inflammatory assertion that Australians who back sharia should "get out" of the country.
The viability of Aurizon’s plans to build a new rail and port network in the Pilbara to transport iron ore is being questioned as weaker iron ore prices raise fears over costs.
Confidence is growing among clean energy supporters that the Abbott government will be forced to back down over plans to make deep cuts to the renewable energy target (RET).
The third independent editorial audit of ABC content has found that the public broadcaster's local radio stations are in touch with the concerns of the community.
The minutes of the Reserve Bank’s September 2 rate-setting meeting show that the central bank intensified up its scrutiny of rising housing prices and home loan gearing without changing the view it has held all year, that Australian interest rates are in a period a stability.The outlook for rates is different in the US, where a rate rise is coming, albeit at a time yet to be precisely communicated by the US Federal Reserve. Having just returned from a trip to Wall Street I can report however that the US market may avoid a repeat of the ‘‘taper tantrum’’ it triggered in 2013 when the US Federal Reserve began signalling that it was preparing the first phase of monetary tightening.
Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore says her resolve to recontest the city's top job in 2016 has firmed in the face of a voting overhaul that threatens to oust her from office. Meantime, the Greens and Christian Democrat MP Fred Nile have support for a motion in the NSW upper house that would prevent the changes being applied to councils across the state.
Australians may need to endure a recession before they realise the urgent need for economic and policy reform, according to the local boss of industry giant Dow Chemical.
A Lakemba-based money transfer firm has been suspended from operating over fears it may have sent millions of dollars to the Middle East to finance terrorism.
The move by the Chinese government to ban certain types of high-polluting coal is as much to do with rescuing its domestic miners from a global supply glut as it is with being seen to clean up its toxic air.