National Affairs

House prices have created a ‘lost generation’

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The despair of a younger generation with little prospect of getting on the property ladder is aggravated by the knowledge that their parent's generation had it so much easier.

Barnaby Joyce as Deputy Prime Minister – a thought for the future

With Warren Truss unlikely to contest the next election, a changing of the guard at the top of the Nationals could usher in some interesting times for the Coalition.

Education retreat false: Pyne

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Reports of a backdown on higher education reforms dismissed by Coalition.

Govt rules out CBA royal commission

Coalition response to senate inquiry will see creation of 'shame register': report.

PM faces US pressure on China bank

John Kerry asks Tony Abbott to steer clear of new infrastructure bank: report.

Palmer eyes NSW by-elections

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PUP leader confident party will perform well in ICAC-triggered elections.

How China's richest will fund Australian innovation

The government's plan to channel funds from the significant investor visa program into sectors that are hungry for capital is a smart move.

Robb mulls investor visa overhaul

Coalition signals major overhaul ahead for the significant investor visa program.

Infrastructure bank pressure builds

Australia given two-day deadline to sign up to China-led infrastructure bank: report.

Labor agrees to RET talks

ALP to negotiate after rejecting initial govt plan, impasse extends renewables sector uncertainty.

Labor rejects RET offer: report

Impasse extends uncertainty plaguing renewables industries, bipartisan talks ongoing.

Foreign fighter law to be passed next week

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Abbott confirms all 37 recommendations accepted, as leaders condemn teenage jihadist video.

China's coal stance ups the FTA ante

China's position on coal imports shows that it is ready to drive a hard bargain in FTA negotiations. Our miners have a right to be nervous.

Government, ALP to hold RET talks

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Government, Labor to deal on renewable energy target, Industry Minister holds target at 20% real.

Thanks for China, Gough

Whitlam's visit to China ushered in closer ties that were largely responsible for Australia's 23 years of uninterrupted growth. But China's engine is starting to falter.

Red-tape blitz cuts $2.1 billion

Coalition’s red-tape reduction moves to top $2.1bn in savings for business and individuals.

Corporate red tape set for repeal

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AGM request thresholds, small company auditor rules among regulations on track for revocation.

No savings in Japanese subs deal: SA

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Economic advisers say submarines will cost $21 billion whether build at home or in Japan.

China to repeal coal tariff after FTA

China will repeal coal tariff once free trade agreement is reached, after Hockey meets counterpart.

Palmer hints at direct action deal

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Clive Palmer says he's had 'very productive' talks on direct action climate plan with government.