Auditors have warned that Australia’s AAA credit rating could be put at risk by the Federal Government’s failure to pass its policies.

Australian Public Service procurement spending soared by $10 billion in the past financial year, new figures show.

A wage deal covering over 4,400 Agriculture Department workers has been rejected.

The head of a major European coal lobby says the industry will be “hated and vilified” like “slave-traders” after the Paris climate deal.

Former federal MP Craig Thomson has been ordered to pay $458,000 for breaching the Fair Work Act.

Some potential recipients of the Federal Government’s $1.1 billion “ideas boom” investment say revolutionising the economy will take more than just money.

The Federal Government signed an international climate change deal in Paris on Saturday night, which seeks to limit the future increase in global temperatures to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) a mandate that allows it to invest in wind projects.

The ACCC is taking a third big training provider to court on allegations it used illegal tactics to lure in new students, and rack up federal government loans.

A bush hearing next week is set to settle a native title claim lodged two decades ago.

Australia's next top public servant says living standards are slipping, the tax system looks like it is from the 1950s, and the nation needs to have an “adult” debate on tax reform.

Federal politicians, judges and top bureaucrats will receive a 2 per cent pay rise at the end of an Abbott government-era wage freeze next month.

Beijing has issued its first-ever red alert for pollution, with a new blanket of choking smog about to descend on the city.

The Federal Government has put up almost $1.1 billion to promote business-based research, development and innovation over the next four years.

The biggest move in the wake of the royal commission into trade unions has come in the form of charges against CFMEU leader John Setka.

Reports say the Turnbull government is looking to sell large chunks of the government-owned National Broadband Network.

A group of US scientists and activists want the next level of gene-editing techniques banned.

The insurance industry has welcomed the Federal Government’s renewed focus on natural disaster preparedness and mitigation.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) acted unlawfully when by raiding the Canberra headquarters of the Construction, Mining, Forestry, and Energy Union (CFMEU), the ACT Supreme Court has found.

The Australian Public Service Commission has released the 2014-15 State of the Service report – and it is drastically slimmed-down from previous years.

The Federal Government has agreed to a deal proposed by the Greens over laws to crack down on multinational tax avoidance.

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