Fonterra has slashed the price it pays farmers for its milk, a week after Australia's biggest milk processor, Murray Goulburn, cut farmer payouts following a steep profit downgrade.
Michael Gordon Malcolm Turnbull's standing as the Coalition's great communicator has taken a second hit in two days, this time when he was pressed to on the cost of the centrepiece of his "jobs and growth" budget.
Matt O'Sullivan Australia's newest ride-sharing company, GoCatch, is challenging Uber's grip on the market.
Mark Mulligan The value of retail sales rose a healthy 0.4 per cent in March, suggesting consumer demand has started to pick up after a slow start to the year.
Katherine Chiglinsky and Emma Orr The parent of Australia's biggest lenders' mortgage insurer cools on the market prospects, citing China and commodities risks.
Stephen Cauchi Iron ore's exceptionally volatile price journey continues, with Australia's largest mineral export losing 5.2 per cent to $US60.09 per tonne overnight.
Fairfax Media senior reporter Kate McClymont has been awarded the prestigious Press Freedom Medal by the Australian Press Council for her courageous journalism holding governments to account and helping preserve free speech and press freedom.
Esther Han, Consumer Affairs Editor ''It's like buying a Rolls Royce and finding a V-Dub engine in it.''
Colin Kruger Insurer Cover-More revealed that its new recruit from QBE, Mike Emmett, will be enjoying a sizeable pay rise compared to the departing chief, Peter Edwards.
Bhakthi Puvanenthiran Technology and a veggie patch are all flow-on benefits of this year's budget for one medium-sized firm.
Cessnock's rates of obesity and smoking are well above the state average.
May and June have a packed calendar of events in the Hunter Valley.