Hodgman Government returns to parliament with bikie laws, power prices on agenda

Hodgman Government returns to parliament with bikie laws, power prices on agenda

By Stephen Pigram Posted May 21, 2018 07:04:42 Photo: The Government has announced its agenda for parliament after a horror start to its second term. (ABC News: Andy Cunningham) Tasmania’s Hodgman Liberal Government returns to State Parliament tomorrow intent on getting its legislative program back on track after a horror …

Recovering commodity prices spark Tasmanian mining resurgence

Recovering commodity prices spark Tasmanian mining resurgence

Updated May 20, 2018 08:39:27 In Tasmania’s rugged north-west, mining is rumbling into action once again. After years of economic uncertainty, commodity prices are recovering and optimism is rising. Damien Mclean has just finished packing up his lunch, 1,600 metres under the earth. He’s been working a 12-hour shift. An …

Wall Street lifts on surging oil prices, trade optimism hampered by defensive stocks

Wall Street lifts on surging oil prices, trade optimism hampered by defensive stocks

Updated May 15, 2018 08:29:54 Australian shares are expected to open without much momentum this morning, despite a mildly positive finish on Wall Street overnight. Markets at 7:10am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures flat, ASX 200 (Monday close) +0.3pc to 6,135 AUD: 75.22 US cents, 55.46 British pence, 63.07 Euro …

Petrol prices vary by up to 10c a litre yet drivers don’t shop around, ACCC says

Petrol prices vary by up to 10c a litre yet drivers don’t shop around, ACCC says

Updated May 13, 2018 16:25:26 Photo: The ACCC said comparing prices could help make the market more competitive. (ABC News) Motorists are missing out on cheaper fuel prices and could save up to 10 cents a litre if they make more of an effort to shop around, according to the …

Brisbane toll prices set to change to encourage off-peak use by truck drivers

Brisbane toll prices set to change to encourage off-peak use by truck drivers

QUEENSLAND’S first ever time-of-day toll prices are set to relieve commuters from congestion, particularly on the Inner City Bypass. Council today announced toll changes for heavy vehicles to fund infrastructure upgrades, with time of day toll pricing on the Go Between Bridge, Clem7 effective this July and Legacy Way in …

Wall Street lifted by oil prices after Trump pulls out of Iran deal, AMP to face angry investors

Wall Street lifted by oil prices after Trump pulls out of Iran deal, AMP to face angry investors

Updated May 10, 2018 09:30:04 Australian shares are set to follow Wall Street higher, as surging oil prices boosted US energy stocks. Markets at 7:10am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures +0.4pc, ASX 200 (Wednesday close) +0.3pc to 6,108. AUD: 74.64 US cents, 55.08 British pence, 62.96 Euro cents, 81.88 Japanese …

US withdrawal from Iran deal drives Wall Street and oil prices, Australian investors eye budget wash-up

US withdrawal from Iran deal drives Wall Street and oil prices, Australian investors eye budget wash-up

Updated May 09, 2018 09:46:45 Photo: Donald Trump said the US would impose “the highest level of economic sanctions” on Iran. (Reuters: Jonathan Ernst) Stocks on Wall Street have recovered from earlier losses as US President Donald Trump announced the United States would pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, …

Oil prices surge to highest level since late 2014, Apple shares enjoy a Buffett boost

Oil prices surge to highest level since late 2014, Apple shares enjoy a Buffett boost

Updated May 08, 2018 08:55:18 Photo: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says he would happily own all of Apple’s stocks. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking) Global markets finished higher as concerns over Venezuelan oil production and the Iran nuclear deal boosted oil prices and shares in Apple rose. Markets at 7:30am (AEST): ASX …

Sydney and Melbourne property prices predicted to fall by up to 4 per cent

Sydney and Melbourne property prices predicted to fall by up to 4 per cent

Updated May 07, 2018 12:03:26 Housing prices in Sydney and Melbourne are tipped to fall by as much as 4 per cent this year, according to the latest report from property analysis firm SQM Research. This is a major reversal of its previously rosy forecast — that Australia’s two priciest …

Median Australian farmland values grow 7pc nationally, prices highest on city fringes – ABC Rural

Median Australian farmland values grow 7pc nationally, prices highest on city fringes – ABC Rural

Australia’s most expensive farming land lies 200 kilometres south of Sydney, where the median price for a hectare of farming land in Shoalhaven was $19,400 in 2017. The municipality of Bulloo, which covers the south-west corner of Queensland, had the lowest median value at just $49 a hectare. Farmland price …