The proposed Trans Pacific Partnership is likely to push up the price of medicines, stop some Australians from taking their medicines and make it harder to restrict the sale of tobacco and alcohol, a comprehensive review has found.
Judith Ireland Australian voters think more funding for childcare and preschools is more important than a company tax cut, a new poll has found.
James Massola, Political Correspondent The Business Council of Australia has called on the federal government to seek only modest savings in the May budget and avoid major new spending commitments that are not offset by cuts elsewhere.
Nassim Khadem ANZ chief executive Mike Smith says the Abbott government's watering down of gender reporting requirements will mean that the nation's top companies could fail to reach their targets for more women in senior leadership and on boards.
Mark Stewart, John Mueller Funds directed at a hazard that kills few are sometimes more productively directed at one that kills many.
Dan Harrison She considers herself one of the lucky ones. "I lived," she said. "I got through without any serious long term problems."
Gareth Hutchens Business lobby groups and Treasurer Joe Hockey are concerned by the policy plan.
Lisa Cox Talks between the government and Labor toward a compromise on the renewable energy target appear to have again broken down, with the Opposition rejecting a new offer on Monday.
David Wroe, Defence Correspondent The Australian Defence Force is set to get its first Muslim Imam as part of a push to attract more recruits from different cultural and language backgrounds.
Peter Martin, Gareth Hutchens The federal government is so concerned about the presentation of this week's Intergenerational Report that it has spent $380,000 on focus groups to test reactions.