NAB predicts mid-2019 rate hike, as weak economic conditions persist

NAB predicts mid-2019 rate hike, as weak economic conditions persist

Updated May 21, 2018 15:21:47 Photo: NAB downgrades its expectations of the Reserve Bank’s next rate hike as wage growth remains stuck near record lows. (ABC News: Nic MacBean) One of Australia’s largest banks is no longer feeling as optimistic about the economy as it was before. Key points: Several …

New space agency boss predicts booming sector could produce 20,000 Australian jobs

New space agency boss predicts booming sector could produce 20,000 Australian jobs

Posted May 14, 2018 00:29:35 The scientist who will head the country’s first dedicated space agency believes Australia’s relatively small industry could soon treble in size, producing up to 20,000 new jobs in just over a decade. Former CSIRO boss Megan Clark will today be formally named as the head …

BOM predicts snow as low as 800m as Australian ski fields get first dumps of the year

BOM predicts snow as low as 800m as Australian ski fields get first dumps of the year

Updated May 10, 2018 18:22:03 Photo: Thumbs up: today’s fall was enough to build a hearty snowman in Thredbo (ABC News: supplied ) Related Story: Time to rug up — south-east Australia is about to get cold, wet and windy Related Story: Flood and wind watch for Tasmania as severe …

Recycling dump by Queensland council will prompt nationwide chain reaction, local government association predicts

Recycling dump by Queensland council will prompt nationwide chain reaction, local government association predicts

Posted April 19, 2018 05:46:26 Photo: Councils across the country will find it an easy option to abandon recycling, experts say. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) Other Queensland councils will soon follow Ipswich in scrapping their waste recycling programs as service costs skyrocket, the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says. …