Retail trading hours, taxi services, and road transport regulations could all change radically in coming years.
Gareth Hutchens, Peter Martin Rules that restrict taxi licences, shopping hours, the location of pharmacies and the resale of goods legally purchased overseas would be swept away as part of a package of measures proposed by the first comprehensive review of competition policy in 22 years.
The key recommendations of the Harper review.
Latika Bourke Former NSW Labor premier Morris Iemma has launched a blistering attack on the Labor Party, saying moves to kick veteran Martin Ferguson out of the party are "petty and vindictive" and shows the party is "intolerant and incapable of embracing divergent views".
Judith Ireland There are fears more than 100,000 mothers will be forced to give up work if the Abbott government cracks down on the number of hours parents have to work in order to get childcare subsidies.
Latika Bourke, Matthew Knott Christopher Pyne's bid to deregulate tertiary fees has suffered a major setback with the influential Group of Eight universities withdrawing support for any more compromises aimed at securing crossbench support.
Latika Bourke Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has taken the first step towards forming her own political party by formally applying to set up the Jacqui Lambie Network.
Peter Hannam Australia’s greenhouse emissions from the electricity sector jumped in the September quarter, reversing the industry’s declines during the two carbon tax years preceding it, the latest government data shows.
Michael Gordon Labor's immigration spokesman Richard Marles has been bumped off a VIP jet visit to the Manus Island detention centre after Labor supported a new inquiry into the detention centre operating on Nauru.
Latika Bourke A crackdown on superannuation concessions received by the wealthy appears to be the next major tax reform, with both sides of politics declaring they are looking to tackle the issue.