The Greens have offered a novel budget measure that could bring the Federal Government $13 billion.

Ninety-five years ago, Australian Public Service bosses realised equal rights for women would transform the bureaucracy, and it was up to them to stop it.

A former senior federal bureaucrat says lobbyists should be forced to reveal their private discussions with ministers and government workers.

A new report says Australian governments could save billions by buying smarter.

Economists have put a dollar figure on the time pressure and stress experienced by mothers in the first year of a baby’s life.

SunWater will again have to justify its actions after releasing water from a Queensland dam amid wild storm conditions.

Children must be vaccinated for their parents to receive welfare benefits, under reforms proposed for Australia’s $150 billion welfare system.

Mergers and acquisitions in Australian mining are at their lowest level in 10 years.

Fortescue Metals Group has merged two contracts at Christmas Creek in a move that will see Macmahon Holdings wind up work.

Australia Post chief Ahmed Fahour says the death of letter-writing is sending the postal service is careering towards its first full-year loss in more than 30 years.

More court action and strikes have been avoided, with the dispute between Boral and the CFMEU over for now.

The NSA – the US digital spy agency – appears to have broken new ground in its level of computer surveillance.

Building supply company James Hardie has lifted profits on the back of recovery in the Australian and US housing markets.

There is some division over a $6.5 billion takeover offer for logistics giant Toll.

One of Australia’s top scientists has warned that cuts to research funding will put the nation at risk.

A long-awaited major review of Australian childcare has called for a single means-tested payment and federal funding for nannies.

Analysts are pushing for better way to promote innovation in technological industries, to fill the economic void left by the mining decline.

An Australian publisher and conference provider with ties to the local government sector has entered voluntary administration.

Chocolate company Darrell Lea will pay around half a million dollars in redundancy entitlements, after legal action from six former workers.

A new report shows just how hard is for Australia’s homeless youth.

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