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Qantas boss calls for reopening this year

Qantas boss Alan Joyce says Australia's vaccine rollout feels like it's moving slower than it should and higher rates of take up may allow borders to open by the end of the year.

ATO on lookout for work-related expenses

With the end of the financial year on the horizon and at a time when Australians start considering their tax returns, the tax office is warning it will be taking particular note of work-related expenses.

Funds for gas as experts see clean future

More than half a billion in taxpayer money will go towards building a gas-fired power station in NSW, despite a major report calling for an end to investments in fossil fuels.

Little budget cheer, as wages edge up

Last week's big spending budget failed to lift the mood of Australians, and the latest wage growth figures are likely to receive a similar stony response - a worry for both Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and...

Borders will be closed for some time: PM

Scott Morrison has warned international travel and border restrictions will remain in place for some time, arguing Australia must play it safe in the fight against coronavirus.

Hopoate refused bail over NSW cocaine bust

Troubled former NRL player Jamil Hopoate has been refused bail after being described as a person of "reasonable significance" in a plot to import more than half a tonne of cocaine.