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Surging home prices defying RBA warnings of speculation


Glenda Kwek Home prices have surged in March in a sign that the boom in the property market is continuing after a pause in February.


Advice for young insider traders

Made vital rookie errors: One of the accused duo, Lukas James Kamay leaves court on Friday.

Philip Baker Apart from getting caught, the two men accused of one the largest trading operations in the nation’s history made a couple of other mistakes.

RBA denies access to report on money-printing arm's dealings with Saddam regime

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie The Reserve Bank of Australia is refusing to release a report it commissioned on its banknote printing arm's dealings with Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime, on the grounds that it does not have a copy...

Cyber attacks on federal police, RAAF, ASIO

Federal police.

Natalie O'brien A cyber attack that brought down the Australian Federal Police website late last year was part of a wider series of attacks on the organisation by a group suspected of also taking aim at the Royal...

Mother and blind son campaign for tactile Australian banknotes

Connor McLeod

Julie Power Australian banknotes may never feel the same again if 12 year-old Connor McLeod has his way.

ASIC clarifies RBA probe


The corporate regulator has backed away from suggestions it has thoroughly investigated potential breaches by senior public servants over an alleged corrupt deal linking the Reserve Bank of Australia...

Cases of cash for Suharto and Chinese official, RBA corruption witness claims

Former Indonesian President Soeharto (L) salutes with former Indonesian Air Force Chief Marshall Sutria Tubagus (R) and former military commander General Feisal Tanjung during a ceremony to mark the Air Force's anniversary in Jakarta in this April 9, 1996 file photo. Suharto, who ruled with an iron fist for 32 years, has died, a senior police official told reporters on January 27, 2008 at the hospital where he was being treated. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni/Files  (INDONESIA)

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie Suitcases stuffed with cash were allegedly used to influence former Indonesian president Suharto to approve contracts to buy the Reserve Bank of Australia's plastic banknotes, according to a sworn...

Paul Keating at 70


Jacqueline Maley It was an elegant cocktail affair that concluded about 9pm. The birthday boy asked his 70-odd guests not to bring gifts. The request must have come as a relief.

Unfair Late fees: Spotlight moves to telcos, energy companies

Esther Han If a rise in the cost of living has become known as ''bill shock'', then perhaps this fee is best described as ''aftershock''.

Locals priced out by $24 billion Chinese property splurge

Max Mason Close to one-fifth of new properties in Sydney are being bought by wealthy Chinese investors and the flood of money is set to continue.

Saddam and the deal of a lifetime

Saddam Hussein.

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie Project Delta was the Reserve Bank's $80million secret. The problem was the deal was illegal, but that didn't worry Saddam Hussein ... or the RBA.

Saddam and the deal of a lifetime

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie It is early summer in Baghdad and the heat is already stifling. Two Australian businessmen, still stiff from the long drive across parched desert plains from Jordan, walk along a crowded street.

Envoy seduced by spy feared that her office was bugged

Elizabeth Masamune

Maris Beck A SENIOR Australian trade envoy who was seduced by a Vietnamese intelligence officer told police she feared her Hanoi offices were bugged.

Trade envoy feared offices bugged

Elizabeth Masamune

Maris Beck A senior Australian trade envoy who was seduced by a Vietnamese intelligence officer told police she feared her Hanoi offices were bugged.

Reserve staffer testifies on bribes

Bob Rankin

Maris Beck Former RBA assistant governor says he believed bribery claims would have been reported.

Reserve 'told' lawyers to ensure official not too helpful to police


Maris Beck RBA directed lawyers to ensure that its only senior official to provide a statement to police did 'not provide any more assistance than was necessary', a court has heard.

Nick McKenzie

Nick McKenzie.

Nick McKenzie has twice won Australia's highest journalism award, the Walkley, for his exposes on organised crime and corruption.

Retailers, industry plead for rate cut

Struggling retailers and the ailing manufacturing industry are among the loudest pleading with the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates, arguing jobs and livelihoods are at stake.

Banks fail to pass on full rate reduction

Kylie Williams Westpac, the Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank have cut their variable home loan rates but failed to match that of the Reserve Bank, citing the high costs of deposits.