Eric Abetz has called for workers' existing rates to be protected.
Australia's top economic bureaucrat has begged the government not to spend the coming windfall from soaring coal and iron ore prices, saying if it did it would repeat the mistakes of prime minister John Howard and treasurer Peter Costello in the early 2000s.
Corporate Australia may have lost the debate on tax reform, says Australian Institute of Company Directors chairwoman Elizabeth Proust.
ONE Nation and the WA Nationals are set for a power-sharing arrangement in the WA Upper House after the March 11 state election.
FIND a suitable long-term trusting partner who shares common values and serves mutual needs and then sign-up for sustainable contractual arrangements to seal the deal and share the future benefits. Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb says finding a suitable partner is the key to long-term success for farm exports to China.
The Australian Taxation Office believes it may have finally stopped a GST rort involving the gold industry that has now cost more than $700 million in lost tax and revenue.