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Clive Palmer's spectacular end to climate change saga

Tom Allard and Lisa Cox The Coalition has finally passed its Direct Action climate change policy, thanks to support from Clive Palmer. But will it work?

Women stall on reaching corporate Australia's highest rungs

Alana Schetzer A BusinessDay analysis of gender diversity among ASX100 companies has found that, while companies have steadily bolstered the number of female directors in the boardroom, there has been negligible...

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Labor wants earlier tax disclosure

The Australian Tax Office says multinational companies are cashing in on their inability to make them pay their fair share of taxes.

Heath Aston, Georgia Wilkins Immediate disclosure of the tax paid by the nation�s biggest companies.

Work for the dole schemes do not work: economist

Jeff Borland.

Gareth Hutchens, Anna Patty, Dan Harrison A respected workplace economist says there is no evidence ''work for the dole'' schemes work, accusing the federal government of expanding the program for political rather than economic reasons.

Will penalties push create a lost weekend?

The lost weekend

Rick Feneley 'We don't look at Sundays the way we used to,'' said the voice of business, Kate Carnell, this week. It's time to ''accept that the train's left the station'' on that, she said.

Business steps up campaign to end weekend penalties

Shift workers Chris and Emma Allen and children.

Rick Feneley The voice of business, Kate Carnell, declared this week: ''I think we have to accept that the train's left the station - we don't look at Sundays the way we used to.''

Can Australia Post become the next big bank?

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Gareth Hutchens Eight years ago, the locals in the small southern NSW village of Tomerong protested against a plan to have their mail delivered to their homes from the local Australia Post office.

The union movement is facing tough times

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Anne Davies Sex on the union credit card. Bribery, kickbacks, bikies and stand-over tactics. Slush funds and favours for mates.

Does all the bad news spell the unions' demise?

The Age 23/1/2014 Kathy Jackson arrives at the at the Magistrates Court as a witness in the Craig Thomson case. Photo Jason South

Anne Davies Bribery, kickbacks, bikies and standover tactics. Sex on the union credit card. Slush funds and favours for mates.

Sky News chief seeks free-to-air slot

Angelos Frangopoulos

James Chessell, Dominic White Sky News Australia chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos is pushing for a slot on free-to-air television in a move that would put the News Corporation-backed service in direct competition with the...

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Sky News boss Angelos Frangopoulos' sights on free-to-air

Angelos Frangopoulos.

James Chessell and Dominic White Sky News Australia CEO pushing for slot on free-to-air TV in a move that would put the service in direct competition with the ABC News 24.

New tax on rich could seal Tony Abbott's fate

Treasurer Joe Hockey addresses the media after the release of the National Commission of Audit Report.

Tom Allard Could it become become known as the "Abbott moment", when a prime minister cursed his political fate and consigned his government to one term?

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The Zone transcript: David Crosbie

Michael Short: David Crosbie, welcome to The Zone and thank you for your time. You are chief executive of the Community Council for Australia – and we will talk about the council presently.

Australia Post boss floats user-pays mail delivery

'If you want it fast, you pay for it.'

Patrick Durkin Prepare to pay for your mail, as the chairman of Australia Post signals that residents will soon pay for letter delivery to offset multi-million dollar losses.

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Shining a light on charities

David Crosbie.

Michael Short David Crosbie, chief executive of the Community Council of Australia, says government should not abolish the regulator of the crucial not-for-profit sector.

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South Koreans free to sue thanks to new free trade agreement

Shipping containers

Gareth Hutchens South Korean corporations will be able to sue the Australian government under a new historic free trade agreement.

PS numbers defy the axe

Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy continued to grow earlier this year despite the toughest crackdown on spending in more than a decade and at a time when many agencies were retrenching staff.

Greens claim $2b will fix Newstart poverty

Jenny Macklin

Exclusive Bianca Hall IS $2 BILLION a year too much to help Australia's most impoverished people?

Greens push for increase to dole

New Greens Senator Rachel Siewert at a press conference at Parliament House today Friday 1 July 2005. AFR Picture by Penny Bradfield. SPECIALX GREENS

Bianca Hall Party will move to raise weekly Newstart, Abstudy and youth allowance rate for singles by $50 a week.

Push for relaxation of workplace gender requirements

Carol Schwartz  Tuesday 10  July  2012Picture by Craig Abraham The Agewomen in business workforce philanthropyStory by Leonie Wood

Daniel Hurst The federal government will face fresh calls to water down planned new gender equality rules for medium-sized businesses.