Sydney and Melbourne going green despite uncertainty over future of Renewable Energy Target

Australia's biggest cities are setting ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions despite signs the Federal Government will wind back the Renewable Energy Target. [Read entire story]

ANZ hoaxer Jonathan Moylan says sorry for ‘unintended consequences’ of fake press release

An environmental activist who received a suspended sentence for sending out a fake press release that prompted Whitehaven Coal's share price to crash has said he is sorry and accepts the court's decision. In January last [Read entire story]

ANZ hoaxer Jonathan Moylan avoids jail over fake press release

An environmental campaigner who distributed a fake press release that caused a coal company's share price to crash has avoided jail. Jonathan Moylan received a 20-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to [Read entire story]

Sydney needs more inner-city homes: developer

Sydney needs to provide more homes close to the CBD if it wants to reach its potential as a global city, a major property developer has warned. [Read entire story]

Cascade Coal launches High Court bid to regain licences cancelled after ICAC finding

A coal company that lost mining exploration licences after a corruption finding has launched legal action in the High Court to have the licences reinstated. [Read entire story]

Agribusiness eyes new container terminal at Port Botany

NSW Ports is exploring ways of increasing agricultural exports now that a third container terminal has been opened in Sydney. [Read entire story]

NSW Premier Mike Baird urged to help homebuyers as Sydney house prices rise 17pc in a year

Real estate agents have called on the New South Wales Government to do more to improve housing affordability. [Read entire story]

United States overtakes Japan as Australia’s largest beef market

The United States has overtaken Japan as Australia's single largest beef export market. [Read entire story]

Unions royal commission: Lis-Con manager Eoin O’Neill claims campaign of harassment by CFMEU

A major construction company has told the royal commission into trade unions that it was forced to shut up shop in Queensland after a campaign of union harassment. [Read entire story]

Murdoch urges Australia to take advantage of its ‘fortunate geography’

Media baron Rupert Murdoch has used a speech at a dinner to mark the 50th birthday of The Australian newspaper to urge Australia to take advantage of its proximity to the growth economies of Asia. The Prime Minister, [Read entire story]

Movieland 66: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

CJ reviews Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. [Read entire story]

Malcolm Turnbull says ABC job cuts ‘regrettable’ amid union calls for voluntary redundancies

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says around 80 job cuts from the ABC's Australia Network are 'regrettable' amid unions calls for voluntary redundancies. [Read entire story]

Gavin Jones obituary: Respected Indigenous identity and Deadly Awards founder dies aged 47

The founder of the annual Deadly Awards showcasing the talents of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community has died unexpectedly. [Read entire story]

David Jones shareholders vote in favour of Woolworths takeover

Woolworths's David Jones takeover has cleared a major hurdle, as around 97 per cent of shares were voted in favour of the $2.2 billion offer from South Africa's Woolworths. Just over 51 per cent of the company's shares, [Read entire story]

Rod Stowe sacked as Fair Trading Commissioner, NSW Opposition demands explanation

The New South Wales Opposition says the Baird Government needs to explain why it has sacked the state's consumer watchdog boss. [Read entire story]

ANZ hoaxer Jonathan Moylan, who sent fake press release about Whitehaven Coal, unlikely to go to jail

An activist who distributed a fake press release that caused a coal company's share price to plummet is unlikely to be jailed after prosecutors decided not to request a custodial sentence. Jonathan Moylan appeared in the [Read entire story]

Train derails at North Melbourne en route to Sydney

A passenger train on its way to Sydney has derailed near North Melbourne station. [Read entire story]

Love a load of tripe and other offal bits

Sydney chef, Colin Fassnidge describes how his 'no waste' philosophy is derived from his mother's cooking in Ireland. But many of us have not had good childhood memories of tripe and other offal. Persuaded to give it [Read entire story]

‘Drunken’ passenger allegedly abuses crew and passengers, forces Virgin flight to turn back to Perth

A Virgin flight from Perth to Sydney was last night forced to turn back to Perth Airport after a man allegedly abused crew and fellow passengers during a drunken tirade. [Read entire story]

Graincorp buys stake in Egyptian flour mill

Australia's dominant east coast grain handler, GrainCorp, has purchased a 10 per cent stake in Egyptian flour miller Five Star Flour Mills. [Read entire story]

Movieland 65: The Disaster Artist

CJ chats with The Room's Greg Sestero about his book The Disaster Artist (just wait until you hear his Tommy Wiseau impression), then with Finnish movie star Laura Birn. [Read entire story]

Guardian services axed on Sydney trains, police take over patrols

Late night guardian trains have been cancelled on Sydney's rail network and replaced by needs-based police patrols on trains. [Read entire story]

3P shares off to disappointing start

EDUCATIONAL software company 3P Learning's shares have fallen 14 per cent after debuting on the Australian Securities Exchange on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

NZ shares join regional sell-off

THE NZX 50 Index has dropped 0.8 per cent, following a rethink on how global monetary policy may impact on equities. [Read entire story]

Stocks to watch at close on Wednesday

STOCKS of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Wednesday [Read entire story]

Fewer Australians heading into bankruptcy

BANKRUPTCY in Australia has reached its lowest level in almost 10 years, with personal insolvency falling nine per cent in the June quarter [Read entire story]

Uber maps a route into the US suburbs

CAR-SERVICE network Uber, which has already roiled city taxi and other transport services in several countries, is now pushing into suburbs. [Read entire story]

Westfield spin-off Scentre raises $3b

WESTFIELD spin-off Scentre Group has raised more than $3 billion in one of the largest non-bank bond raisings by an Australian company in Europe [Read entire story]

Low pay a source of worker stress

LOW pay is a source of stress with many fretting about how to put food on the table and pay bills even when they have a job. [Read entire story]

NZ storms caused $NZ77m in damage so far

ALMOST $NZ77 million has been paid out over storm-related damange in New Zealand so far this year; over half was claimed after the Easter weekend weather. [Read entire story]

Consumer confidence still weak post-budget

ANXIETY over tax hikes and spending cuts announced in the federal budget is weighing on consumer confidence. [Read entire story]

Hundreds line up for legal pot

WASHINGTON state's top prosecutor joins the queue to buy some of the first marijuana legally sold for recreational purposes. [Read entire story]

ICAC to hold inquiry into former chancellor’s role in sale of University of New England’s Tattersalls Hotel

The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption will hold a public inquiry later this month into allegations against a former chancellor of the University of New England. [Read entire story]

Fate of DJs takeover bid still a mystery

RETAIL veteran Solomon Lew is yet to tell David Jones or its suitor whether he will accept the offer for his major stake in the department store. [Read entire story]