Variable rates for owner occupiers were being increased in part due to fierce competition and increased regulation and ...

NAB raises variable, investor home loan rates

National Australia Bank will tap the brakes on a resurgent investor market by hiking interest rates on variable home loans for property investors, while also increasing rates for owner occupiers.

New ACTU boss Sally McManus.

Business blasts ACTU chief's 'dangerous' comments

Business groups have rounded on new ACTU secretary Sally McManus' comments condoning breaking "unjust" laws, calling them "grossly irresponsible" and a signal business will struggle to work constructively with the peak union body.