Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest is one of Australia's richest men.
As the world grapples with the Global Financial Crisis, Compass asks: Should our lives be ruled by the almighty dollar?
Shane Dolan was a small businessman doing comfortably well when he came across a job advertisement for an aid worker in Africa.
Terri Janke is a Sydney-based Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property lawyer, whose firm is the only one in the country dealing with the issue of ICIP rights for Indigenous people.
For more than a century the hamlet of Yarloop, in the south of Western Australia, has lived off the bounty of its soil.
Australia might be riding on the coal miner's back but it seems many Australians are paying a terrible price for the mineral export boom.
On the eve of the government's release of its controversial climate change legislation, reporter Liz Jackson investigates the relentless lobbying campaign conducted by environmentalists and in
Every day, worldwide, laboratories routinely analyse human genes to pinpoint a whole range of suspected diseases. Life-saving treatment can depend on fast, accurate diagnoses.
Private tollways are catching on in Australia’s biggest cities, an experiment in controversial deals called Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).
Almost daily, the barrackers for nuclear power notch up a small new victory.
Over a period of four months, we follow the fortunes of three small businesses of varying size and type, and explore the various factors which impinge on the success or otherwise of small business,
Geoffrey Robertson QC, Human Rights lawyer and author, well known for his television 'Hypothetical' series, leads a forum about the issues associated with recruiting and working with people with di
You can make yourself seasick watching the daily rocking and the reeling in Europe.
What happens when a foreign mining company bails out of a big project in a developing country? Who wins? Who loses?
Leading up to the global financial crisis, the entrepreneurs of Ireland were having a field day. Money was being borrowed, investment projects approved and the economy was booming.
Ask most Australians about the impact of the GFC and they'll tell you it wasn't too bad.
It's been described as the boom that keeps on giving - an export bonanza that will help Australia ride through a world-wide economic downturn.
There’s a growing resistance - particularly among young Bali locals - to rampant development on the island and tourism at any cost so they’re mobilising.
Riau province in Sumatra is home to the world’s biggest paper plant. It’s owned and run by Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd, better known by the more disarming acronym APRIL.
Lose your job in Australia and there's a good chance there will be a safety net to catch you. The Newstart allowance, Medicare benefits, along with other programs provide help.