The Australian Signals Directorate says cyber attacks on business and government increased by 20 per cent last year, and it appears firms are moving quickly to protect themselves.

Financial services group IOOF Holdings could be facing a class action.

A mine-rating policy in Western Australia has become permanent, leading to celebrations at some councils.

A top executive from mining giant Glencore has slammed the Newcastle City Council for not supporting coal mines.

A two-time cancer-surviving grandmother has won a groundbreaking legal battle to protect her genetic rights.

Malcolm Turnbull has hinted that changes to penalty rates are on the way, but that they would need broad support to get off the ground.

Trade ministers are gushing about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, but anyone who wants to know the details will have to take their word for it.

US Courts have ordered BP to pay more than $US20 billion ($AU28 billion) in fines from the deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago.

The Federal Government says the Australian mining sector has hit the bottom of its bust period, and will begin moving upwards.

Shell's global chief executive says the world needs to put a price on carbon.

The ACCC says it will go to great lengths to find out whether the Volkswagen scandal involves Australian customers.

Share-trader Nigel Heath of New South Wales has been jailed on two market manipulation charges.

The Financial Services Council (FSC) says having fewer, larger superannuation funds would drive down fees.

Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the controversial university deregulation plan will go away for now.

A new study has revealed the big gaps that exist between members of socially-marginalised groups and the mainstream population.

The WA Government has “backflipped” on its decision not to provide community financial counselling funds, and councils are celebrating.

HR experts have ranked Australia near the top in the world for wage pressure in high-skill industries.

Royal Dutch Shell has stopped its controversial search for oil off the Alaskan coast, leading environmentalists to claim a huge victory.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released a consultation package on Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions’ (ADIs) Points of Presence statistics.

The well-publicised hike in the price of an essential medicine this week raises serious issues about the design of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an intellectual property expert has warned.

The ALP says it wants to encourage brilliant minds to start new companies in Australia.

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