National News

Labour market tightens as 60,600 find work

Australia's labour market continues to tighten with a further 60,600 people finding a job in May, keeping open the risk of a further 50 basis point increase in the official cash rate in July.

Minimum wage rise the right decision: PM

The Fair Work Commission's decision to increase the minimum wage by 5.2 per cent was the correct one, despite concerns raised by business groups, the prime minister says.

Fair Work wage rise comes in above 5pct

FAIR WORK COMMISSION MINIMUM WAGE DECISIONKEY DETAILS:* The national minimum wage will rise by 5.2 per cent, or $40 a week, to help Australia's lowest-paid workers keep up with rising living costs.

Indigenous group vies to halt nuclear dump

Traditional owners will proceed with legal action to block construction of a nuclear waste dump in South Australia amid federal government plans to begin earthworks at the proposed site.