Prime Minister Tony Abbott has acknowledged that military operations in Iraq will be "highly hazardous" as an expert warned that insider attacks on Australian advisers would be a danger.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has left open the possibility that Australia's attacks on Islamic State militants could spread across the Iraq border into the terror group's heartland in Syria.
Hunger for Australian coal helped power the nation through the global financial crisis. That appetite ended on Tuesday. Brian Robins and Peter Ker report
Last week it was iron ore. On Tuesday it was coal's turn, with the Chinese government tightening regulations that, while forcing out lower quality imports, will help to protect its domestic coal miners.
Australia does not need the legal protection of a United Nations Security Council resolution to wage war in Iraq, Tony Abbott has declared, while pointedly leaving open the option of extending the mission into Syria if needed.
A Chinese investor has splashed out $11.4 million at auction to buy a small Carlton office building that is right in the heart of the city-fringe apartment and education precinct.
Lantern Hotel Group has paid $8.25 million for the Waterworks Hotel in Botany.
"Challenging" is the way H2o architects director Mark O'Dwyer described his latest project: how to protect Horsham's new world-class genetic seed bank, which requires specimens to be stored at minus 20 degrees?
Michael Dempsey will walk away with $150 million after selling his payment solutions business Ezidebit to US-based Global Payments for $305 million.
Victorian Labor MP faces an uncertain political future with Labor leader refusing to fully back the embattled MP over his handling of union slush fund.