Floods and fires will leave Australia with a mind-boggling damage bill in coming years, the CSIRO says.

It is annoying when a random piece of information seems to push an important one out of our memory – but researchers say there is so much space that this is almost impossible.

The Prime Minister says the Government has “very, very significantly improved” its GP co-payment plan, by reducing the amount and shunting responsibility for collecting it onto GPs.

A new study says people who sleep for short periods of time and go to bed very late at night experience more negative thoughts than those with regular sleeping hours.

The managing director Goulburn-Murray Water has resigned and will move over to the NSW DPI.

BHP Billiton has given a few more details on its big split and spin-off deal.

Potentially toxic levels of lead, arsenic, nickel and cadmium have been found on playground equipment at several public parks in Queensland.

WorkCover NSW wants to remind everyone to stay safe for the festive season.

The Master Builders Association (MBA) says paper might just be the biggest hindrance to safety on Australia building sites.

The University of Sydney and Rio Tinto are extending their autonomous mining research partnership after several successful years.

One of Australia’s largest single power users has joined the push for a decision to be made on the Renewable Energy Target.

Electric car-maker Tesla has joined with electric everything-maker Panasonic to drive down the cost of batteries for anything from small devices to solar power stations.

ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft says he is “fired up” over the conduct of dodgy financial planners, as was clear to all after his National Press Club address this week.

A new study says that not only is corruption not inhibited in many big businesses, it is actually a central strategy.

The Federal Government has issued a statement in response to reports that it is trying to water down reforms including the creation of the Financial Adviser Register.

The Federal Court has disqualified and fined 5 former directors of Australian Property Custodian Holdings Ltd (APCHL) for breaching their directors’ duties and making an illegal related party payment of more than $30 million.

The head of The Australia Institute says perceived anti-LNP moves on state and federal levels show the party’s approach is not working.

A community services and welfare group has called on the Federal Government to stop torturing refugees and asylum seekers.

Treasurer Joe Hockey has strongly linked the end of subsidies to Australian car manufacturing with the securing of trade agreements with Asian nations.

There is a lot of concern around the Federal Government’s new jobs program for remote welfare recipients.

An Australian campaign group has launched a ‘No Gender December’ pledge, asking parents to boycott toys that enforce gender stereotypes.

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