Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has promised to defend the interests of family farmers against threats from mining companies and supermarket giants, but has risked alienating some rural landowners with an ambitious dam-building program.
A woman, her two daughters and her infant son have been killed after their car hit a bus carrying mine workers near Kambalda, in the WA Goldfields.
The government will reap up to $5.5 billion from the sale of Medibank Private when it lists on November 25, the health insurer's prospectus has shown.
The pay packet of Medibank Private boss George Savvides will more than triple overnight on November 25.
Roiling markets have hit super and jeopardised the $4 billion Medibank Private float, but may stop rates rising for at least a year.
Portsiders could soon be dining out on cheap Swedish meat balls, with furniture retailer IKEA looking to set up shop after snapping up a large chunk of real estate in Fremantle.
Is Groupon Australia acting in the interests of its own body corporate in Australia?
Alanna Maclean finds Free Rain's production of August: Osage County to be a long but satisfying evening.
Labor frontbenchers have attacked Finance Minister Mathias Cormann over his use of the insult "economic girly man" against Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, with one accusing him of "sounding like a dickhead".
The weekend's wild weather may have surprised Perth's northern suburbs hard but WA farmers have been hit harder - with an estimated five per cent yield loss around the state.