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  • Rail staff stop NSW runaway freight train

    22 April 2017 10:02 AM 6

    A runaway freight train on the NSW south coast has been safely stopped after quick-thinking rail staff diverted the train to a siding yard. The privately owned train reported braking issues when travelling between Dombarton and Unanderra, near Wollongong, at about 12.50pm on Saturday, a Sydney Trains spokesperson said. Signallers stopped all nearby freight

  • American Airlines suspends employee over fight with passenger after woman hit with stroller

    22 April 2017 8:48 AM 6

    American Airlines has suspended an employee after a video showed an altercation on one of its planes involving crew, several passengers and a crying woman carrying a young child. An American Airlines employee violently took a stroller from the woman, hitting her with it and just missing her child, Facebook user Surain Adyanthaya said in a post accompanying

  • Amazon, Alibaba, eBay and Etsy may block Australian users if controversial online GST changes go ahead

    21 April 2017 4:43 AM 10

    Amazon expands its website in Australia0:33 Amazon is expanding in Australia by inviting local businesses sell their products on the company's website. AUSTRALIAN consumers could potentially be blocked from buying goods from overseas on eBay, Amazon, Alibaba and Etsy if the government pushes ahead with its controversial online GST changes. Under new laws slated

  • Chevron's brazen tax defeat will rock the world

    21 April 2017 4:37 AM 9

    Pricing intercompany loans between related parties is a horrendously complicated exercise – so complicated that tax officers have long kept the whole subject in the Too Hard basket...until Chevron in 2002 set up a structure so simple, and so egregious, that the Federal Court of Appeal has radically redrawn the way multinationals operate in Australia

  • Chevron loses Australia's biggest tax case

    21 April 2017 1:52 AM 8

    The Australian Taxation Office has won a landmark transfer pricing case against Chevron, which could have ramifications for the $400 billion in loans that multinationals use to finance their activities in Australia. Chevron appealed an earlier Federal Court decision that came down largely in favour of the ATO, which claimed the company owed roughly $340 million

  • Toxic foam spill: Federal Government may consider phasing out chemical after Brisbane airport spill

    20 April 2017 11:55 PM 6

    The Federal Government has flagged the possibility of phasing out a potentially harmful chemical used in firefighting foam in the wake of a spill from a Qantas hangar into the Brisbane River. It sparked renewed calls to ban the foam across Australia and possibly more legal action. The Queensland Government wants the Commonwealth to ban the foam entirely

  • Labor targets self-managed super funds and foreign investors in new housing affordability plan

    20 April 2017 9:33 PM 8

    A crackdown on borrowing by self-managed superannuation funds and increased fees for foreign investors are among the ideas flagged in the Federal Opposition's new plan for housing affordability. The plan fleshes out Labor's approach to tackling skyrocketing property prices in Sydney and Melbourne beyond its core policies of changes to negative gearing

  • Labor to announce housing affordability plan

    20 April 2017 2:06 PM 12

    Labor is set to announce proposed reforms as part of a plan to tackle the housing affordability crisis. As the government attempts to address housing affordability in the budget, Labor will propose a ban on direct borrowing by super funds, a 50% increase for screening fees on foreign investment and a COAG process to oversee a uniform vacant property

  • Tasmania could become ‘Australia’s battery’

    20 April 2017 8:08 AM 16

    PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Tasmania could become Australia’s battery under a pumped hydro energy plan. Malcolm Turnbull brought a large present for Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman’s birthday - a plan to turn the island state into the nation’s battery. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency will work with Hydro Tasmania on a feasibility study

  • Amazon’s arrival sounds wake-up bell for Australia’s sleepy retailers

    20 April 2017 6:15 AM 39

    Global retail juggernaut Inc said on Thursday it plans to offer its retail shopfront service in Australia, confirming rumours which have circulated for years about its plans to expand into the world's 12th-largest economy. Global e-commerce juggernaut Inc on Thursday said it will open its online shopfront service in Australia, ending