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 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.

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

Josh Frydenberg, the new Resources and Energy Minister and Minister for Northern Australia, is heading to the top of the country to push for new opportunities.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman has again spoken of the need to take on recommendations from the Harper Review of competition policy.

The world's biggest trade union says US energy giant Chevron has been profit-shifting to drive down the tax it pays in Australia.

A new report from Greenpeace says that for the world to switch from climate-altering fossil fuels to renewable energy by 2050 would cost about $A1.39 trillion per year.

Australian vitamin supplier Swisse has been sold for $1.67 billion to Hong Kong-listed firm Biostime.

The Federal Government is pushing to able to collect student debt from Australians living overseas.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand says companies in both countries are too laid back about corruption, bribery and fraud.

Former BHP executive Libby Lyons has been appointed director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

New studies show workplace drug and alcohol policies work, comprehensive policies really work – but mandatory testing alone does not.

APRA says it is satisfied with the big banks' efforts to boost capital reserves as a protection against a future financial crisis.

New figures suggest growth in living standards will dramatically slow in the coming decade, and actually decline for the country's most disadvantaged people.

New research has identified the migrant community as an untapped source of innovation and entrepreneurship.

UPDATE 15/09: The Oil Search executive board has unanimously rejected Woodside’s proposal, saying it was “highly opportunistic and grossly undervalues the company”.

Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has suggested that businesses be “levied” to pay for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, but one local expert says it would be against the public interest.

A former financial services provider has been pleaded guilty for his role in a multi-million dollar home-loan fraud conspiracy.

Nigel Scullion says the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will have a positive effect on Indigenous communities.

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