The cities that run the world

Sydney and Melbourne are often given global city status, but the two have some attributes which undermine their claims.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 3:34 pm

Our Tuesday superquiz

Trivia buffs can test their knowledge with today's superquiz interactive graphic.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 9:45 am

Laws 'detrimental to doctors' mental health' to be changed

The federal government will make changes to the controversial mandatory reporting laws which have been blamed for being "detrimental and even dangerous to doctors' health".

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 9:00 am

'I would have been a dead duck if I fell in the wrong week'

In the third part of our special investigation into retirement homes, residents tell of poor treatment, high fees and - in one case - days without help.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 7:36 am

Stocks to watch

Stocks of interest on the Australian share market

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 3:43 am

Ten 'has cash to continue': administrator

Creditors have met for the first time on Monday to discuss possible futures for the embattled broadcaster Ten Network.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 3:28 am

Caltex expands across Tasman with NZ buy

Caltex Australia has received regulatory approval to purchase Gull New Zealand, less than seven weeks after completing its takeover of Milemaker Petroleum.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 3:00 am

Collins Foods to boost KFC outlets

KFC franchisee Collins Foods is growing in Australia and plans to boost its European operations over the next year after posting a dip in full-year profit.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 2:42 am

Fugitive Jayde Alfred Schackow captured hiding under child's bed in Sydney

One of the country's most wanted fugitives has been captured, found hiding under a bed in north-west Sydney.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 2:33 am

Crown pays $1.7m in fines as staff jailed

Three Australian employees of Crown Resorts have been sentenced to less than a year in a Chinese jail and fined roughly $500,000 combined.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 1:49 am

Let state governments keep royalties: BHP

BHP has approved initial funding on a new Pilbara iron ore project in WA, which would create several thousand construction jobs.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 1:03 am

Metcash pays a dividend as profits slip

Food and grocery wholesaler Metcash's full-year net profit is down 21 per cent to $171.9 million, but the company has declared a final dividend of 4.5 cents.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 12:51 am

More units than houses resell at a loss

A greater number of units are reselling at a loss compared to houses across the country, according to figures from a new CoreLogic report.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 12:48 am

Rio Tinto mulls new coal bid by Glencore

Rio Tinto could adjourn a planned general meeting of shareholders to vote on Yancoal's bid, if Glencore's revised offer is considered superior.

Posted on: 26 June 2017 | 12:23 am

Aveo shares slump amid media probe

Retirement village owner Aveo Group's shares have fallen as the company finds itself at the centre of a media investigation into its business practices.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 10:52 pm

Median price for Sydney home above $1m

House prices in Sydney and Melbourne are still going up, with the median house price in Sydney more than $1 million.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 8:41 pm

Amnesty International Australia unlocks extra donations with a date switch

Amnesty switches regular donor payments to four-weekly. Experts see 'better ways of raising money'.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 8:31 pm

Australian shares in the green at open

The Australian share market has opened higher, bouncing back from last's week volatility with all sectors trading higher.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 7:58 pm

Vicinity sells two shopping centres

ASX-listed shopping centre owner Vicinity Centre has sold two non-core assets - one retail precinct in NSW and another in Victoria, for $77 million.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 7:27 pm

Suncorp raises takeover bid for NZ insurer

Suncorp subsidiary Vero NZ has made an improved $NZ236.1 million ($A227.2 million) takeover bid for New Zealand insurer Tower.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 6:44 pm

Austal wins $779m US Navy contract

Shipbuilder Austal has won a $779 million contract to build a US Navy Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 6:40 pm

ATO scandal claims first scalp as controversial lawyer Sevag Chalabian quits the profession

Controversial lawyer Sevag Chalabian, who has been accused of involvement in a blackmail which resulted in $24 million going into his trust account, has quietly quit the legal profession.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 6:11 pm

Metcash CEO to step down in 2018

Food and grocery wholesaler Metcash's CEO Ian Morrice will step down from the role in 2018 after five years as company head.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 5:34 pm

Great Barrier Reef valued at $56 billion by Deloitte economists

While many Australians would consider the reef priceless, Deloitte believes you can put a number on it.

Posted on: 25 June 2017 | 9:15 am

Three Aussies among 19 to face China court

Three Australians are among the 19 Crown Resorts employees to face a closed courtroom trial at Shanghai's Baoshan District Court on Monday.

Posted on: 24 June 2017 | 11:38 pm