50 years ago we almost named our currency something awful

IT WAS only 50 years ago Australia nearly nearly decided on some wonderfully tacky official names for our currency

Inquiry welcome relief for black lung sufferer

HARD TIME: Black Lung disease sufferer Percy Verrall and his wife Daphne at their house near Ipswich yesterday. Mr Verrall, a former coal miner, is Australia’s first victim of black lung disease in 30 years. INSET: Percy Verrall covered in black dust during his days as a coal miner.

After years of campaigning, CFMEU sees move forward on black lung

Unions reject Essential Energy’s 800-job cut proposal

Union: More than 1000 jobs already slashed since 2013

Tax targets Netflix and other downloading entertainment

Draft laws introduced to Federal Parliament this week

Inflation fine as markets elsewhere lose confidence

Inflation isn't something Australia has to worry about just now

Gladstone coal exports at record level

General manager of operations John Coughlan, Tim Nicholls and Harry Kenyon-Slaney.

MILLIONS of tonnes of coal was exported last month.

Gladstone sliding further into slump following LNG boom

Experts warn investment needed to stop bust taking hold

Ports exporting record amounts of coal despite downturn

A ship docked at the wharf of Orica in 2012.

Abbot Point exported 2.1 million tonnes of coal in January

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Rise in job ads points to employment growth to come

FOR the year to January, job ads increased by 10.8%. The recent trend in job ads points to moderate employment growth in coming months.

Domestic economy keeping RBA in an optimistic mood

The RBA’s optimism rests with the domestic economy, particularly the improving labour market.

RBA seemed upbeat last week despite the looming clouds

Construction index shows industry still in contraction

Second month of contraction for construction industry

Business confidence was on the rise before recent turmoil

The NAB quarterly business survey revealed a lift in confidence

RBA keeps rates steady at 2.0%

The RBA has decided to leave the official cash rate at 2.0 per cent.

Heads or tails, our coins have a remarkable history

The Australian dollar, denoted as AUD or $A, is relatively young

Economic report: New home sales dropped in November

HIA new home sales dropped 2.7% in November

Social media shaming is on ‘the edge of bullying’

TANIA Signal says there are two sides to every story, especially when it comes to road rage.

Acorns: Is it this new Uber of financial world?

Acorns is one of the most popular Fintech apps in the United States

Instagram offers same multiple account move as Twitter

An Instagram feed shown on an iPhone 4s.

The social media platform made this announcement this morning.

Error 53: Apple's new security checks killing iPhones

Error message bringing grief to iPhone users since iOS 9 update

Retail sales aren't getting carried away

RETAIL sales grew 0.4% in November, in line with expectations

READER'S VIEW: How are CEO million dollar pays justified?

Ahmed Fahour.

Who set the CEO of Australia Post a salary package of $4.8million?

Govt to spend $1.1b to drive an 'ideas boom'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a mental health announcement at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Turnbull announces $1.1 b for business-led research and innovation

SMEs give thumbs up to Turnbull government, says MYOB report

Dissatisfaction with the Federal Government has fallen

Be sure to read the fine print in Turnbull’s economic update

Treasurer Scott Morrison (L) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Turnbull has made clear that the time for a change has come

$4m in super relying only on compulsory contributions?

Noel Whittaker

Is $4m from 25 to retirement really possible?

Live longer, save on insurance

Paul Clitheroe

I reckon there’s a lot to celebrate about ageing

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 great showcase for Windows 10

MICROSOFT’S Surface Pro 4 is something of a strange device. Too heavy to be a light-weight tablet but not comfortable enough to replace your laptop.

The new car wars: Apple v Tesla

DRIVING FORCE: Some Tesla vehicles will be able to park themselves without a driver.

Nothing's quite as stylish as a consumer product with an i out front

Simple code gives access to iPhone’s secret

A simple code can give you access to hidden information your iPhone

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has 'hard landing' on a barge

In an image providfed by NASA TV, Space-X’s Falcon 9 rocket with the Jason-3 satellite aboard is shown less than four minutes from launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. It's the latest in a series of U.S.-European satellites designed to detect ocean events like El Nino. If successful, the Jason 3 satellite will continue more than two decades of sea level measurements.

Elon Musk's SpaceX said its Falcon 9 booster had a "hard landing"

Choice: Australians should work together against geoblocking

Netflix won't let you watch content purely because you're an Aussie. Here's how to flip them one, government's blessing and all.

Choice has called on Australians to work together against Netflix

Peek into the future with CES 2016 gadget lineup

PREVIEW: Samsung unveiled new TVs at the Consumer Electronic Shows in Las Vegas.

Smart fridges, robot butlers and 360-degree cameras are all coming

Pro League of Legends event comes to Brisbane

LoL eSports event comes to Brisbane