ANZ half-year profit jumps 14 per cent to $3.3bn

ANZ half-year profit jumps 14 per cent to $3.3bn

Posted May 01, 2018 08:27:06 ANZ’s first-half profit has jumped 14 per cent to $3.3 billion as it pushes ahead with plans to slim down and exit its investments in Asia. Cash profit — the bank’s preferred measure, which strips out one-off items — rose 4 per cent to $3.5 …

Space law ‘groaning with age’ as race to commercialise the cosmos takes off – RN

Space law ‘groaning with age’ as race to commercialise the cosmos takes off – RN

Updated May 01, 2018 08:48:11 In January, United States company Swarm Technology succeeded in launching their prototype satellites — each smaller than a loaf of bread — into orbit. With hundreds of satellites launched every year, Swarm’s success would have been otherwise unremarkable, except for one fact: they had been …

CBA forced to put aside $1 billion extra by bank regulator APRA

CBA forced to put aside $1 billion extra by bank regulator APRA

Posted May 01, 2018 08:35:26 The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has slammed the Commonwealth Bank over events leading to allegations that it broke anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws on almost 54,000 occasions. In its final report into governance, accountability and culture at the CBA, APRA said the bank’s …

White House chief of staff John Kelly denies calling Donald Trump ‘an idiot’ – Donald Trump’s America

White House chief of staff John Kelly denies calling Donald Trump ‘an idiot’ – Donald Trump’s America

Updated May 01, 2018 08:24:27 Photo: Mr Trump praised Mr Kelly as a “great, great American” after announcing his appointment as chief of staff. (Reuters: Joshua Roberts) White House chief of staff John Kelly is calling a report that he called President Donald Trump “an idiot” and cast himself as …

Wall Street slips on rising oil prices, McDonald’s surges 5.8pc over upbeat profits

Wall Street slips on rising oil prices, McDonald’s surges 5.8pc over upbeat profits

Posted May 01, 2018 07:44:33 Australian shares are headed for a weak start, after Wall Street fell over a spike in oil prices. Markets at 7:15am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures -0.3pc, ASX 200 (Monday close) +0.5pc to 5,983. AUD: 75.27 US cents, 54.65 British pence, 62.33 Euro cents, 82.26 …

Operation Saturate: Tasmanian Police targeting crime families, but lawyer group questions efficacy

Operation Saturate: Tasmanian Police targeting crime families, but lawyer group questions efficacy

Posted May 01, 2018 08:12:45 Photo: Talks are underway to extend the life of Operation Saturate. (Supplied) It’s a team of just 12 policemen and women, but between them over the past four months they have slashed Tasmania’s crime rate by 15 per cent. Operation Saturate was launched in January …

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu says ‘half ton’ of documents prove Iran lied about nuclear program

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu says ‘half ton’ of documents prove Iran lied about nuclear program

Posted May 01, 2018 05:39:22 Photo: Benjamin Netanyahu delivers the presentation on live TV. (Reuters: Amir Cohen) Israel’s Prime Minister has unveiled what he says is a “half ton” of Iranian nuclear documents collected by Israeli intelligence, claiming the trove of information proves that Iranian leaders covered up a nuclear …

Police arrest three people after fatal stabbing at Berwick rooming house

Police arrest three people after fatal stabbing at Berwick rooming house

Updated May 01, 2018 07:37:23 Photo: One man died and a woman was found with stab wounds. (ABC News: James Hancock) Police have arrested three people after a man was fatally stabbed in Melbourne’s south-east last night. Police were called to a rooming house in Wilson Street, Berwick, shortly before …

Morning mail: Forest ecosystem collapse threatens Melbourne’s water | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Tuesday 1 May. Top stories Melbourne’s water supply is at risk because decades of logging and forest loss from large bushfires has triggered the imminent collapse of the mountain ash forests in Victoria’s central highlands, …