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Sky News chief seeks free-to-air slot

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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.

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?

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

Labor offers ultimatum over carbon tax

Opposition climate change spokesman Mark Butler (left) and leader Bill Shorten announce Labor's stance yesterday.

Mark Kenny Australian businesses and households face months of uncertainty over energy pricing after the Labor opposition resolved on Friday to stick with the unpopular carbon tax unless the government adopts...

Employers warn on misuse of anti-bully laws

Clay Lucas Employees who face the sack could exploit new laws to stop bullying by taking their manager to the national workplace umpire, employer law firms and business groups have warned.

Business Council: cut CEOs' pay if women miss out on top jobs

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Deborah Snow, Lisa Visentin Chief executives of Australia's largest companies should have their reputations - and pay packets - on the line if they fail to radically lift the representation of women at senior levels of their...

South Koreans free to sue thanks to new free trade agreement

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

A single-minded struggle to get by

Rachel Kleinman Around 65,000 single parents, mostly women, have been affected by cuts to the Parenting Payment.

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Cutting emissions together

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Michal Short Australia's effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should be a pivotal issue in this election. Here and throughout the world, mounting scientific evidence that human activity is driving global...

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Business wants rethink on greenhouse gas emission targets

Tom Arup Australia should reconsider its pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by mid-century given the slow global action on climate change, the country's most powerful business group...

Business rails at ceding perks to fund cut in tax rate

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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.

The big picture

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Michael Short The process of reform in Australia has become stale and unimaginative, but how can we harness information to reinvigorate our thinking?

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Carbon fix leaves budget exposed

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.

Reform is essential, say business groups

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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.

Businesses divided on energy target shift

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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...

Clean energy target drives billions in investment

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Tom Arup Australia's 20 per cent renewable energy target helps spark $18.5 billion in new investment.

Call to cut renewables target rejected

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Tom Arup Australia's renewable energy target should not be scaled back, the Climate Change Authority says.

Climate body rejects cut to energy target

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...