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Forrest, Rudd remain at loggerheads over tax
Fortescue Metals chief Andrew Forrest says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd now understands his concerns about the proposed new resources tax after the two men met in Perth.

Thousands rally nationwide for equal pay
Thousands of people have gathered around Australia calling for better pay for women working in the community sector.

NSW corruption probe into ex-minister's expenses
A report examining travel expenses claimed by former New South Wales Government minister Ian Macdonald has been referred to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Full-time work leads unemployment fall
Australia's labour market has surprised analysts again, with unemployment falling to 5.2 per cent in May.

Aussies could be in Afghanistan 'until 2040'
A former high-ranking United States defence official says Australian troops could be in Afghanistan for the next 30 years.