SDCL claims government has not sought value for money for taxpayer in choice of Australian bank Macquarie
A last-ditch attempt has been made to derail the government’s controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to the Australian investment bank Macquarie.
Sustainable Development Capital (SDCL), a rival bidder for the bank, said it was launching a legal challenge to the government’s decision to select Macquarie as its preferred bidder for the £2bn deal.
Parliamentary report expected to recommend a ban on foreign donations to Australian political parties pushed back as Labor and Liberals negotiate
A parliamentary report expected to recommend imposing a ban on foreign donations to Australian political parties, associated entities and activist groups has been pushed back a week, in an effort to see whether the major parties can come to terms.
The joint parliamentary committee on electoral matters has been given the task of recommending changes to to the donations and disclosure regime, and was expected to produce a report on foreign donations on Friday.
President uses his first address to Congress to express hope that Republicans and Democrats can work together – but common ground may be hard to find
After his presidential address on Tuesday, Donald Trump’s expressed hope that “Republicans and Democrats can work together” to fix America’s immigration system wasn’t exactly reflected among members of Congress.
In Sanctuary Hall after the speech, Republicans applauded Trump’s statements, but Democrats saw little common ground.
Donald Trump honored Carryn Owens, the widow of US Navy Seal William ‘Ryan’ Owens, during his speech to Congress on Tuesday night. Owens was the only US fatality of a raid on al-Qaida in Yemen on 29 January which the Pentagon said killed 14 militants. However, local sources said 25 civilians were killed, including women and nine children under the age of 13. Trump called Owens ‘a warrior and a hero’
Trump had an air of seriousness and revealed flashes of compassion as he broadly outlined a sweeping agenda to rebuild the country.
Carryn Owens fought tears for a lengthy applause as Trump congratulated her husband’s sacrifice during military operation in Yemen.
NOAA's next-gen weather satellite GOES-16 beamed back photos of the Earth and the moon back in January, but that was just a taste of what it can do. Now, the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) onboard the satellite has taken its first solar images, and…
President declares ‘the time for trivial fights is behind us’ in an attempt to offer an optimistic vision to all Americans
It was a moment that stood out during Donald Trump’s first joint address to Congress: a standing ovation for Carryn Owens, the widow of Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, as she cried and looked skyward for her husband.
Owens, a navy Seal, died in Yemen on 28 January, in the first military operation Trump authorized as president. His legacy is “etched into eternity”, Trump said on Tuesday night.
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In his first presidential address to Congress, Trump claimed 94 million people aren’t working, Obamacare is collapsing and borders are “wide open for anyone to cross”. Alan Yuhas sorts fact from fiction:
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Reporting season ends with profits up 123 per cent on last year and 94 per cent of large companies in the black on the back of a commodities rebound and housing boom.
Consumer advocates launch court action against Cash Converters following 2015 investigation into payday loans scheme
Consumer advocates have launched court action against Cash Converters for allegedly allowing a vulnerable woman to take out almost 100 high-interest pawnbroking agreements and payday loans.
Cash Converters was last year investigated by the corporate regulator for unscrupulous and irresponsible lending through its payday loans scheme, which offers small amounts of credit over short periods of time at high interest.