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Emily Bourke

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17 Mar 2017

An increase in Australian investors wanting their retirement funds to go into the stocks of ethical companies means change is afoot within the nation's finance industry.

The latest move has come from AMP Capital, which has announced it's banning investment in companies that manufacture...

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16 Feb 2017

The latest official figures show the unemployment rate fell slightly in January to 5.7 per cent. A surge in Australians landing part time work, more than made up a big slump in full-time work.

Social researchers say the trend to part-time work is placing...

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13 Feb 2017

There are concerns that a campaign to scrap state-based renewable energy targets will seriously hinder investment opportunities in South Australia.

Liberal opposition parties in three states have proposed dumping the target and leaving it to the federal government to set renewable energy goals....

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29 Nov 2016

For the first time since it was established in 1903, a woman will lead the High Court of Australia. Justice Susan Kiefel has served on the High Court since 2007 and will be sworn in as Chief Justice in January next year. The federal government...

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14 Oct 2016

Political fireworks have erupted at the Senate inquiry into the deteriorating relationship between the nation's two most senior law officers. The inquiry is examining a new rule Senator Brandis introduced in May, requiring that his written permission be given before Solicitor-General, Justin Gleeson, provides legal...

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