A tax on bank deposits would hurt self-funded retirees already struggling with low interest rates, Australia's banks say.

Wallabies staying, going, undecided

How the Wallabies will shape up after the World Cup

Cheika unfazed by exodus concern

More than 20 of Australia's elite players are off contract and undecided about their future beyond this year's Rugby World Cup.
MIAMI (Reuters) - A struggling Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Miami Open in the third round on Sunday, losing 6-4 2-6 6-3 to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams comfortably beat 15-year-old CiCi Bellis 6-1 6-1 while Romanian third-seed Simona Halep and Italian Flavia...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will miss a practice round next week with European rival Darren Clarke in order to...
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal climbed to the top of European Championship qualifying Group I with a hard-fought 2-1 win over a resolute Serbia side on Sunday.
Australia's Will Power has started his IndyCar title defence by finishing second to teammate Juan Pablo Montoya at St Petersburg in Florida.
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Former RBA governor Ian Macfarlane is retiring from the board of Woolworths, eight years after he was appointed a director.
NSW Premier Mike Baird is expected to name his new cabinet within days, while making partial privatisation of the state's poles and wires a priority.

PanAust receives takeover offer

Australian copper-gold producer PanAust has received a takeover offer from Chinese resources group Guangdong Rising Assets Management.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Greece squandered several second-half chances against Hungary in Budapest on Sunday as the two teams played out a 0-0 draw that left the...
Victoria police have launched a piloting reciepting program in parts of Melbourne in an effort to tackle 'racial profiling'.
The federal government won't consider changing tax rate thresholds to address so-called bracket creep until the budget is in surplus.
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