Labor's immigration spokesman Richard Marles has been bumped off a VIP jet visit to the Manus Island detention centre after Labor supported a new inquiry into the detention centre operating on Nauru.
John Garnaut A powerful American general has fired a warning at China for rapidly building “a Great Wall” of artificial islands across hotly-contested waters.
Matthew Knott Australia should look beyond the Asia-Pacific and lure more international students from Latin America and the Middle East to study at local campuses, according to a major federal government review of the $16 billion international education sector.
Heath Aston Australia's biggest 900 companies claimed tax deductions and exemptions worth a total $25 billion last year – enough to wipe out two-thirds of the current federal budget deficit at a stroke.
Noel Towell Big businesses lobbied hard for Commonwealth public servants to be stripped of some of their workers’ compensation rights.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Canberra will push state governments to sweep away the most enduring market restrictions faced by Australians in their everyday lives granting new access to goods and services at lower prices from taxis and books, to 24-7 shopping including pharmaceutical and alcohol sales in shops.
Beau Donelly Loosening strict pharmacy regulations would allow supermarket chains to tap into the prescription medicine market and could compromise patient care, pharmacists warn.
Lisa Cox and Peter Hannam The UN wants nations to release their longer-term targets well in advance of the Paris summit late this year that will aim to thrash out a new worldwide climate treaty.
Kate Aubusson Small businesses are fearful moves to deregulate trading hours, as recommended by the federal government's competition review, would see them crowded out of business by the big retailers.
Judith Ireland Corporate giants are coming out in support of same-sex marriage as part of a letter-writing campaign to increase pressure on Federal Parliament to pass the reform.
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