The Australian arm of multinational mining giant Glencore surprised investors on Thursday by announcing a debut deal to tap the local debt capital market for about half a billion dollars.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on the media to be ready to give his government "more credit where it is due".
Chinese mainland shares have hit 18-month highs ahead of a historic linking of the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges next month.
A young female relative of the man accused of murdering the Lin family, says he crept into her bedroom and sexually assaulted her up to four times a week for nearly two years after the alleged murders took place.
Audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman have found up to 40 per cent of foreign workers employed under 457 visas were underpaid, not performing the jobs they were supposed to do or no longer employed by the person who sponsored their entry into Australia.
Women will bear the brunt of the Abbott government's budget cuts.
Australia's threat rating looks like being lifted to a higher level. Immigration and Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison to speak at the National Press Club on restoring integrity and public confidence.
A senior NSW Liberal Party figure with links to former cabinet minister Chris Hartcher has been drawn into the Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry into developer donations.
A controversial tourism facility at a Cadbury factory partly funded by taxpayer dollars looks set to go ahead, with the chocolate maker announcing the ‘‘globally relevant chocolate experience’’ should be signed off within weeks.
Three men from the northern beaches are allegedly behind the spread of a batch of ecstasy pills stamped with a Batman logo and spiked with synthetic substance 25c-NBOMe. Jeffrey Gilmour, Zachary Fenson and Joshua Hanley, all 23-year-old school friends, were arrested in a series of raids across the southern region, alpine region, northern beaches and Bankstown. Police will allege they supplied thousands of the pills across the state, mostly in the alpine region. On Wednesday, Monaro police conducted a further 11 raids in the Cooma area and arrested nine people.