As WA jobless rate hits historic high, peak business group warns worse is to come

The unemployment rate in Western Australia has reached its highest since 2002 and, despite a new promise of 150,000 more jobs, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry warns there will be short-term pain before any long-term employment gains.

Airbnb boss calls for ‘light touch’ rules on WA hosts, saying regulations stifle tourism growth

Short-stay accommodation giant says a mishmash of regulations on Airbnb accommodation is acting as a "handbrake" on WA's economy, and contributing to the state being left behind a national tourism boom.

NT Beverages was on brink of collapse when it received $10m of taxpayers funds, report finds

The Northern Territory's Infrastructure Development Fund signed off on a $10 million taxpayer-funded investment to Darwin water bottler NT Beverages despite the company being deeply in debt and on the brink of financial collapse, a new financial report reveals.

Melbourne cladding fire apartment high-rise deemed ‘moderate risk’

A Melbourne CBD apartment building with combustible cladding that caught fire this week had been assessed as a "moderate risk" by the Victorian Cladding Taskforce, the Government reveals, as national ministers meet to consider calls for a ban on the potentially dangerous building product.