Defiant McKenzie says she reverse pork barrelled

"If anything ... there was a case of reverse pork barrelling going on,” she told reporters. Senator McKenzie said as a result of her intervention 34 per cent of the projects delivered went into Labor party…

Trump deal a pain for Australian exporters

Beijing has pledged within the next 30 days to tighten its rules on technology transfers and intellectual property theft, while opening the door - in a potential boon for Australia's own financial services sector -…

Out of bounds: how Bridget McKenzie presided over…

Auditor-General Grant Hehir's report, released on Wednesday, uncovered massive politicisation of the scheme, finding then sports minister McKenzie intervened in hundreds of cases and engaged in "distribution bias" by targeting cash at marginal seats. Compounding…

ASX to pass 7000; trade deal signed

RBC Capital Markets is expecting Afterpay's first half earnings result will come in below consensus, adding the 'buy now, pay later' provider is under pressure to beat high market expectations. The broker has a 'sector…

Trade war with China is far from over

The United States, meanwhile, gets Chinese promises to purchase up to $US200 billion ($289 billion) in US goods above and beyond pre-trade-war levels. These promises are identified by economic sector and include agreements to buy…

Trade truce wont deter Trump on tech

To achieve technological autonomy, Beijing is pursuing strategies that often tread an uneasy balance between increasing its engagement with the outside world and shutting it out. For all the accusations China has faced about stealing…

What Putin’s revamp means for Russia

Why is Putin making them? Analysts say Mr Putin, 67, wants to secure a political future for himself and Russia when he is constitutionally mandated to step down in 2024. “This is the official start…

Turn off the world with Nuhearas IQbuds2 MAX

We've tested it on a 14-hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, next to a noisy fan, under an air-conditioner, in a noisy workplace and in a very noisy bar. And without hesitation, we can…