Backpackers may get hundreds of millions of dollars back, after tax overturned by court

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.

How Australia’s space race benefits farmers on planet Earth

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.

‘If it was only one bore you’d say that’s just nature’: Review questions coal mine groundwater impact

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.

Billion-dollar correction in Future Submarine budget blamed on ‘typo’

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.

‘It has taken its toll’: Council yet to decide on Lake Malbena appeal

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”.