A key super fund body says taxpayers are on the hook for between $75 billion and $85 billion because of the Morrison government's early super access policy.
Economy, Business and Finance
National security legislation designed to crack down on secrets leaking could lead to the unintended consequence of scaring the world's brightest minds away.
The ASX200 has risen 0.6 per cent to finish above 7,700 for the first time amid optimism around global markets and risk-on sentiment.
Property prices in Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane still grew the fastest in January but Melbourne and Sydney also had a more convincing month.
Ministers have agreed on steps to fill the nation's energy gap but a former deputy central bank governor says $625 billion in clean energy investment is needed.
A shared equity scheme allowing first homebuyers to buy a property with a two per cent deposit has passed the House of Representatives.
Australia could usher in the next boom by switching ammonia production plants from gas to renewable hydrogen to supply the mining sector with green explosives.
A former Liberal Party candidate will be jailed for at least a year after becoming the first person in Australia found guilty under foreign interference laws.
Star Entertainment Group has posted a $9.1 million first-half profit, but revenue was down 15 per cent as it faced increased competition and weaker spending.
The consumer sector is clearly in pain and prioritising discounted goods, making it a difficult time to be a discretionary retailer.
Ongoing macroeconomic headwinds have buffeted Harvey Norman's profits but the retailer insists its property portfolio keeps its balance sheet in good health.
Native forestry in Tasmania will be expanded if the Liberal government is re-elected at the upcoming state election on March 23.
The Australian share market has hit a record in intraday trading, before closing at its second-highest level after rallying all afternoon.
A plan by Tasmania's Liberal government to go big on native forest logging when other states are bugging out has dismayed conservationists.
Low and middle income earners are guaranteed bigger tax cuts after changes championed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese cleared federal parliament.
Stretched households will welcome promising signals on price pressures as a key monthly measure comes in softer than anticipated.
Australians' insatiable appetite for travel amid falling discretionary spending has helped Flight Centre to a solid sales lift in the first half of 2023/24.
Critics say Woodside Energy's carbon reduction plans are "meaningless" as the oil and gas giant expands to meet decades of demand expected for Australian LNG.
Queensland is almost doubling the capacity of its youth detention system in a bid to keep the community safe amid an outcry over juvenile crime.
Business leader Andrew Forrest has called for a levy on fossil fuel producers and labelled nuclear-focused energy policies 'bulldust' during a national address.
A technology services company behind the NBN rollout has revealed plans to focus on electric car infrastructure after identifying it as 'the next big thing'.
Australian employers are under pressure to close their gender pay gaps and could face hurdles getting contracts with government if they don't change.
Coles Group chief executive Leah Weckert says the supermarket chain earns less than $3 for every $100 spent in its stores, and its profit has dropped.
A new student ombudsman who will be able to handle complaints about how universities respond to sexual assault and other issues is slated to start in 2025.
Two top waste firms and their former bosses have been punished for taking part in the "most egregious form of anti-competitive behaviour".
More than two in three Australians think the nation needs more electric vehicle charging stations even though their number almost doubled last year.
Police divers have been sent to the Southern Tablelands, southwest of Sydney, as the search for the bodies of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies continues.
Qantas' naming of former Telstra boss John Mullen as its next chairman has been welcomed by airline staff, who say he has an open-door approach to workers.
Rio Tinto will bankroll hundreds of construction jobs and industrial production in Queensland with a renewable energy supply deal for a smelter and refineries.
Westfield owner Scentre Group has claimed better full-year earnings and says more growth is to come from three shopping centre redevelopments.
A strike at a Qantas subsidiary has been suspended at the request of the West Australian government because of a cyclone and the possible need for evacuations.