RBA governor Glenn Stevens has told a major economic forum that interest rates will likely stay on hold for the time being, as inflation is under control and home prices are cooling.

New research has found the winners and losers in the push to raise the GST, and unsurprisingly, the poor do not come out on top.

Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), Michael Thawley, says the Australian Public Service (APS) should “open its doors” to the outside world.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hinted that his government will fund the final two years of the Gonski education model.

Adelaide ship-builder ASC has picked itself up from a rough year to post a profit of almost $22 million.

Experts say it is hard to tell what happens to billions of dollars in taxpayer funds handed out in the Government's Direct Action climate policy.

ASIC says it has observed some positive progress in the wake of Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms and new fee disclosure statement rules.

Industry Super Australia chief executive David Whiteley says “there is no room for ideology in superannuation policy”.

Analysts say that if ASIC follows the lead of its UK counterpart, Australia's major life insurers could be faced with a remediation bill of over $1 billion over 10 years.

The Australian Academy of Science has become the latest major institution to offload its fossil fuel investments.

ANZ says that despite the “constrained environment” it operates in, it managed to achieve a $7.2 billion profit.

Profit shifting has led to big costs for Chevron, with the Supreme Court ruling it must pay $322 million to catch up on its tax-dodging.

The chairman of BHP Billiton says the company remains “robust and resilient”, despite taking a battering in recent months.

BlueScope Steel will continue with steelmaking operations at Port Kembla in the New South Wales Illawarra region, saving thousands of local jobs.

Everyone is waiting on ANZ - after CBA and NAB announced rates changes on Friday.

A bill to enact the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is making its way through Parliament.

Fossil fuel giant Santos has rejected a $7.1 billion takeover offer from an elite syndicate of Middle East and Asian ruling families.

The ACCC has no big issues with Foxtel’s plan to buy a large chunk of Network Ten.

Law firm Maurice Blackburn says it may launch legal action against poker machines, arguing that they breach consumer law.

The Federal Government is introducing a reduced set of Family Tax Benefit cuts to those proposed in the 2014 budget.

New research suggests Australians foresee a future where their society is more skilled, but less friendly and moral.

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