An estimated 75,000 backpackers working, or who have worked in Australia, could be back-paid hundreds of millions of dollars after the Federal Court ruled the so-called backpacker tax invalid.
Australia’s emerging space industry is looking to the moon and Mars, but it also has a very practical benefit for farmers working in the soils of planet Earth.
As Antarctic icebreaker Aurora Australis launches into its last season, there are many stories to tell, including a love story.
Papua New Guinean authorities shut down a Chinese-owned nickel processing plant for breaching safety and mining laws, after a spill that saw tens of thousands of litres of toxic slurry leak into a bay.
Drought-stricken Queensland farmers are worried about where their underground water is going as a new report questions the impact of a controversial coal mine.
An Aboriginal corporation in the Kimberley is set to become the first to commercialise the breeding of native freshwater prawns.
A figure “described inaccurately” is being blamed for an apparent dramatic cost increase on Australia’s most expensive defence project in history, the $50 billion Future Submarine program.
A Tasmanian council has not yet decided whether it will appeal a decision giving a green light to a luxury helicopter-accessed fishing camp at Lake Malbena, saying the process has “put the council under a lot of stress”.
Being well-travelled was something I used to wear as a badge of honour. But as the climate crisis escalates, my attitude to flying has radically shifted, writes James Norman.
A South Australian business says it’s been forced to lay off workers because of almost $200,000 in unpaid bills, amid the collapse of several building companies based in South Australia in the past 12 months.