Latest news from Businessinsider.com.au - Australian Stories feed

Latest news from Businessinsider.com.au - Australian Stories feed

  1. The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Wednesday. 1. The Russians are using "a new style of attack" on France's centrist presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron. The group — known as Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, or STRONTIUM — began registering domain names such as "mail-en-marche.fr" in an attempt to trick members of his campaign team into clicking on links that looked affiliated with his political party, En March…
  2. Bank rate rises might cool the property market, but they will hurt other parts of the economy

    Australia's love for residential housing and the unprecedented borrowing to fulfill that dream is well documented, despite warnings from regulators flying thick and…
  3. CA attorney general: The Trump administration is 'in denial' about its executive powers

    California's top cop had some terse words for the Trump administration hours after an appeals court blocked its attempt to financially penalise "sanctuary…
  4. Fox News is in the middle of a class-action racial-discrimination lawsuit

    Thirteen current and former employees of Fox News are filing a class-action lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court, alleging that they experienced "abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination," while senior Fox News officials ignored their requests to take…
  5. 5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

    Welcome back to the week – here are the top tech stories today. 1. Atlassian's popular communication app HipChat was hacked. The Australian tech firm yesterday instructed all customers to reset their passwords after revealing an attacker had accessed user data in the system through a software flaw that's now been patched. Read more on the "security i…
  6. REPORT: York Butter Factory is planning a massive expansion into Sydney's redeveloped Australian Technology Park

    Melbourne startup co-working space York Butter Factory (YBF) is reportedly about to sign a lease to expand into Sydney's Australian Technology Park. Mirvac is managing a $1 billion redevelopment of the inner city precinct, which the NSW government sold off in 2015, and York Butter Factory, InnovationAus.com, is working "in partnership" with the property developer to secure as much as 15,000 square metres of space for possible co-working and incubator office…
  7. Deborah Thomas is out as Ardent Leisure CEO

    Deborah Thomas is stepping down as CEO of Ardent Leisure Group, the parent company behind the troubled Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast where four people died last…
  8. The Houston Rockets owners left his seat to go yell at a ref in the middle of a play

    A bizarre scene unfolded during Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder when a fan approached a referee while the ball was in…
  9. A Harvard doctor just won $1 million for a project that could prevent the next Ebola outbreak

    Before the Ebola virus ravaged West Africa, killing thousands and leaving entire towns reeling, it started small. The virus wound its way out of a rainforest-adjacent village in Guinea and spread through other rural areas in Liberia and Sierra Leone, going undetected for months. By the time the world realised what was happening, it was too late to stop the virus's…
  10. Australian inflation remains weak

    Australia’s headline inflation in the March quarter was 0.5%. Yearly inflation was 2.1%. The figures were just shy of the forecast numbers, with economists predicting growth of 0.6% and 2.2% r…
  11. White House chief of staff fires back over 'sanctuary ban' ruling: 'It's the Ninth Circuit going bananas'

    The White House is firing back at the federal court blocking its attempted crackdown on "sanctuary cities." "It's the Ninth Circuit going bananas," White House chief of staff Reince Priebus told reporters Tuesday…
  12. BHP, banks lead Australian stocks higher ahead of CPI report

    Australian stocks raced higher as trade opened on Wednesday. The scorecard so far (10.45 am) ASX 200. 5,920.30 +47.82 +0.83% All Ordinaries. 5,946.80 +46.08…
  13. The Pope just gave an inspiring TED talk -- and warned powerful world leaders to stay humble

    Pope Francis showed up via video on the TED 2017 stage in Vancouver, Canada, offering up his thoughts in an 18-minute talk that covered everything from the viability of a happy future (it's still possible, says the Pope) to the discovery of new…
  14. NBN wireless just hit 11 times the speed of most fibre connections

    The National Broadband Network today revealed that its fixed wireless technology has reached 1.1Gbps download speed in a trial that promises improved services for country areas currently battling to match the performance of big…
  15. I've spent nearly 15 years working in finance, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

    After nearly 15 years working in finance at companies such as Blackstone and Morgan Stanley, I witnessed firsthand how companies can make (and lose)…
  16. 10 signs you'll never be rich

    Contrary to popular belief, "Everyone has the same opportunity to acquire wealth," says self-made millionaire Steve Siebold. But not everyone seizes the…
  17. There's $1.1 billion in unclaimed money in Australia's financial system -- here's how to check if it's yours

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has launched a new campaign to return $1.1 billion in unclaimed money to the public. As part of the campaign it is asking Australians to do a quick and free search on ASIC's MoneySmart website to see if a share of $1.1 billion of unclaimed money is…
  18. Serena Williams explains how she ended up engaged to a 'nerdy' Reddit co-founder

    Serena Williams surprised the world when she recently announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of social news site Reddit. As she explained at the TED 2017 conference during an onstage interview with Gayle King, no one was more surprised than…
  19. Your 10-second guide to today's Australian inflation report

    Australia's March quarter inflation report will be released at 11.30am AEST today. With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) facing competing challenges from extra slack in the labour market and rising house prices, the general consensus is that interest rates will remain on hold for the rest of…
  20. Inside the insanely lavish Airbnb homes Drake and Lady Gaga stayed in for Coachella

    The headliners of any given year's Coachella festival are pretty much music royalty, and at the 2017 fest that just wrapped last weekend, they were definitely treated as such in their accomdations for their…