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

An industry lobby says selling-off SA Water would raise up to $13 billion for the struggling South Australian economy.

There has been plenty of bad press about Westpac’s sudden rate hike this week, but Morgan Stanley analysts say it could reach even further than most already fear.

National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia are joining a group of 20 global banks in a trial of “distributed ledger” technologies, which use the same “blockchain” approach that underpins bitcoin transactions.

The Federal Government has been accused of storming ahead on plans to impose strict restrictions on Indigenous welfare recipients, by way of a cashless welfare card.

Computer giant Dell is looking to buy data storage company EMC Corp for a mind-bending $US67 billion.

Labor is trying to adjust Australia’s free trade agreement with China, but the big unions say they have not gone far enough.

Intelligence tests have become a common tool for employers and recruiters, but research suggests they may be missing the point.

The Data Retention Act comes into effect tomorrow, but many say there are still big security issues and costs have not been addressed.

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.

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