Fact check: Would companies that paid no tax in 2015-16 be unable to benefit from a tax cut so as to invest more and help lift wages? – Fact Check

Fact check: Would companies that paid no tax in 2015-16 be unable to benefit from a tax cut so as to invest more and help lift wages? – Fact Check

Posted April 23, 2018 05:53:24 Photo: Labor senator Murray Watt says that five companies who signed a letter in support of the Government’s enterprise tax plan and did not pay tax in 2015-16 would not be in a position to boost wages should the corporate tax cuts pass the Senate. …

Australian shares to lift on surging oil and metal prices, Wall Street turns cautious

Australian shares to lift on surging oil and metal prices, Wall Street turns cautious

Updated April 19, 2018 07:47:52 The Australian share market is expected to begin the day stronger, after a surge in metal and oil prices overnight — even as Wall Street’s rally began to deflate. Markets at 7:10am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures +0.4pc, ASX 200 (Wednesday’s close) +0.3pc at 5,861 …

Hundreds protest against Northern Territory Government’s decision to lift fracking moratorium

Hundreds protest against Northern Territory Government’s decision to lift fracking moratorium

Posted April 18, 2018 15:07:25 Photo: The Government has been accused of betraying the public over fracking. (ABC News: Lucy Marks) The Northern Territory Government has faced a backlash from protesters over its decision to lift a moratorium on fracking, while the Chief Minister travelled interstate for a conference. About …

Softer house prices lift lending in February

Softer house prices lift lending in February

Posted April 12, 2018 13:07:18 Photo: Auction clearance rates have been weak this year, but the value of home loans rose more than expected in February. (ABC News: Stephen Letts) Easing house prices have supported a renewed interest in home loans for both owner-occupiers and investors in February. In seasonally …

Ski lift malfunction at Georgia resort sees holidaymakers flung into the air

Ski lift malfunction at Georgia resort sees holidaymakers flung into the air

Updated March 17, 2018 14:54:04 Holidaymakers were forced to jump for their lives and others were flung into the air after a ski lift malfunctioned at a Georgian resort. Skiers were travelling downhill when the lift began to hurtle out of control, picking up speed while moving backwards. A video …

Obscene gesture in Victorian Parliament leads to lift ‘screaming match’ between Liberal, Labor MPs

Obscene gesture in Victorian Parliament leads to lift ‘screaming match’ between Liberal, Labor MPs

Updated March 29, 2018 16:54:30 External Link: Hong Lim’s ‘obscene gesture’ in Question Time Related Story: Victorian Labor staff scandal: What you need to know A Victorian Liberal MP said she was left physically shaken after an altercation with a Labor MP at State Parliament. Roma Britnell said she was …