[MELBOURNE] The findings of a public inquiry into how passengers infected with the coronavirus were allowed to disembark a cruise ship in Sydney in March, triggering a major outbreak of more than...

[SYDNEY] Australia's central bank on Friday called on all levels of government to "put all shoulders to the wheel" to fund the spending desperately needed to generate jobs and drag the economy out...

AUSTRALIA'S scandal-hit AMP Ltd said on Thursday it would return up to almost US$400 million to investors in the form of a special dividend and a share buyback, sending its stock surging as much...

[MELBOURNE] Australia's virus-hit Victoria state reported a major drop in new coronavirus cases on Thursday, but officials warned against complacency amid a "worrying" spread of the disease in...

[SYDNEY] Australia's unemployment rate ticked up to a 22-year high of 7.5 per cent in July with a fresh wave of coronavirus infections in the southeastern state of Victoria further threatening the...

[SYDNEY] A measure of Australian consumer sentiment fell sharply in August as a strict coronavirus lockdown in Victoria state darkened the mood in a major setback to the country's fledgling...

[SYDNEY] Australian wages grew at the slowest pace on record last quarter in another hit to household spending power when the coronavirus pandemic has already ruptured consumer confidence and...

[SYDNEY] Australia's Northern Territory will be closed to visitors from virus hotspots for a further 18 months to protect its large and vulnerable Aboriginal population, authorities said on...

[SYDNEY] A measure of Australian business conditions rose in July as the service sector rebounded from a national lockdown, but confidence was badly hit by a renewed outbreak of coronavirus in the...

[SYDNEY] Australian employment was steady through July, weekly data showed on Tuesday, though the southeastern state of Victoria, which is grappling with a fresh wave of coronavirus infections,...