Business Council Of Australia
Ben Schneiders and Daniel Hurst Campaigners against domestic violence have hailed as a ''fantastic breakthrough'' a Gillard government move to give victims of domestic violence the right to request changes to their hours.
Daniel Hurst The federal government will face fresh calls to water down planned new gender equality rules for medium-sized businesses.
Exclusive Bianca Hall IS $2 BILLION a year too much to help Australia's most impoverished people?
Bianca Hall Party will move to raise weekly Newstart, Abstudy and youth allowance rate for singles by $50 a week.
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.
Ed Logue Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says Australian businesses should set a job quota for Australian students who can speak an Asian language.
Tom Arup Australia's 20 per cent renewable energy target helps spark $18.5 billion in new investment.
Tom Arup Australia's renewable energy target should not be scaled back, the Climate Change Authority says.
Tom Arup Australia's Climate Change Authority has rejected calls by some of the country's biggest energy companies to scale back the national 20 per cent renewable energy target, saying it should be left...
David Wroe The debate over Australia's renewable energy target of 20 per cent by 2020 has intensified, with the Business Council of Australia joining calls to adjust the target amid fears it will unreasonably...
Phillip Coorey PEAK business groups support increasing the GST or widening its base, but say it must be part of a broader tax reform package rather than a money-making exercise for the states.
David Wroe Australia's carbon price from 2015 will be set by the volatile European market under changes announced yesterday by the Gillard government that could hit the budget bottom line.
Clancy Yeates SLASHING the company tax rate to 25 per cent, as recommended by the former Treasury secretary, Ken Henry, would cost up to $9.
Michael Short The process of reform in Australia has become stale and unimaginative, but how can we harness information to reinvigorate our thinking?
David Wroe THE debate over carbon pricing now shifts gear. Two questions are likely to dominate the coming weeks.
Lenore Taylor Almost 300 companies and groups have signed a statement backing the carbon price in a bid to balance the often louder voices of opposition from the business community.
Exclusive Misha Schubert LIBERAL stalwart Hugh Morgan has joined the growing chorus of conservative criticism over the dole, declaring that surviving on $245 a week must be ''a humbling if not traumatic experience''.
Clancy Yeates THE ACTU has challenged business groups to justify calls for further company tax cuts, sparking a row over how to manage the resources boom.
Phillip Coorey, Peter Martin SIGNIFICANT spending cuts are in store because the government is ''absolutely determined'' to return the budget to surplus in 2012-13 as promised, the Treasurer says.
Jen Rosenberg ENTRY requirements for foreign students will be relaxed and short-term visas will be available for those who wish to work after completing their university studies in an overhaul intended to revive...