News archive from 7 July 2013

Inquiry finds farmers using raw sewage as fertiliser

Inquiry finds farmers using raw sewage as fertiliser

A New South Wales parliamentary inquiry has found that untreated effluent is being used on some farms and market gardens as a form of fertiliser.The final report from the Inquiry into the Management of Domestic Wastewater found that a small number of...

ABC News, 10:45 in Business
 

Koreas agree to reopen economic zone

Officials agreed to "revive operations of the firms" at the Kaesong complex "when ready," according to an agreement signed by both sides after marathon talks held near the border wrapped up early Sunday. The complex -- built in...

SBS, 11:00 in Business
 
Super fund manager IFM urges governments to tap into its billions for major projects

Super fund manager IFM urges governments to tap into its billions for major projects

Giant super fund manager IFM says political inaction means a massive pool of funds that could be used to build new Australian infrastructure is being left largely untapped.IFM, which is owned by the 30 big industry super schemes, has about $50 billion...

ABC News, 11:04 in Business
 
Solar-powered aircraft touches down in New York City

Solar-powered aircraft touches down in New York City

An aeroplane powered entirely by the sun has touched down in New York City, completing the final leg of an epic two-month journey across the United States.The Solar Impulse, driven by energy collected from 12,000 solar cells in its wings, landed at...

ABC News, 15:44 in Business
 
New Packer deal: Asia Casino

New Packer deal: Asia Casino

James Packer has been handed a sweetheart deal to build a casino in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, with the government offering hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks despite fierce political and religious opposition to the project. This year...

 
New Packer deal: Asia Casino

New Packer deal: Asia Casino

James Packer has been handed a sweetheart deal to build a casino in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, with the government offering hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks despite fierce political and religious opposition to the project. This year...

 
New Packer deal: Asia Casino

New Packer deal: Asia Casino

James Packer has been handed a sweetheart deal to build a casino in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, with the government offering hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks despite fierce political and religious opposition to the project. This year...

 

Newcrest ruckus sets market watchdog growling

ASIC is promising heightened vigilance as the reporting season begins. Photo: Jim Rice The disclosure scandal surrounding Newcrest Mining has prompted Australia's market regulator to increase its focus on company communications during the imminent...

 

Brickbats and praise for Labor

Tony Abbott Australia's leading economists have given federal Labor a mixed review for economic management since 2007, praising its response to the global financial crisis but criticising its handling of the budget. The comments formed part of...

 
Newcrest ruckus sets market watchdog growling

Newcrest ruckus sets market watchdog growling

The disclosure scandal surrounding Newcrest Mining has prompted Australia's market regulator to increase its focus on company communications during the imminent reporting season. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission said it would...

 

Shared benefits if US Fed hits its mark

Economists see positives in Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's plan for quantitative easing. Photo: Reuters Australia is unlikely to be affected much by the US Federal Reserve's plan to end quantitative easing, or Japan's ''three arrows'' of...

 
Brickbats and praise for Labor

Brickbats and praise for Labor

Tony Abbott Australia's leading economists have given federal Labor a mixed review for economic management since 2007, praising its response to the global financial crisis but criticising its handling of the budget. The comments formed part of...

 

Best avoid the air in Packer's palace

Illustration: John Shakespeare Cancer. That's what James Packer's proposed Sydney casino megaplex might give you. And CBD thought losing your shirt was bad enough. The casino - sorry, ''Sydney Hotel Resort'' - proposed by Slim Jim's Crown Limited and...

 
Shared benefits if US Fed hits its mark

Shared benefits if US Fed hits its mark

Australia is unlikely to be affected much by the US Federal Reserve's plan to end quantitative easing, or Japan's ''three arrows'' of stimulus or Abenomics - unless, of course, they work. That's the consensus of economists in Fairfax Media's...

 

Auction clearance rates, prices climb

School holidays may have reduced the number of properties for auction over the weekend but buyer activity held steady. Melbourne's auction clearance rate of 71 per cent, based on 344 results reported to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, is...

 
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