Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - October, 2014
ANZ has posted massive profit figures, just a day after word that NAB may have to lose weight to stay healthy.
Expert views on funding moves as Direct Action fires up
The Federal Government has provided an excellent opportunity for companies to appear as though they are doing something about their carbon emissions.
Mushrooms muster new mental links
New research suggests an old product could give the human brain some new functions.
While whistles are needed, Cormann won't commit
With consumer confidence in financial advice in a pretty rough state, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) says its new Office of the Whistleblower will allow insiders to fight back.
Premier's pick pipped
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has been hampered in his mission to place people in top-level anti-corruption roles.
Small agencies to feel streamlining sting
The parliamentary secretary to the Treasurer has warned federal public servants that under-performing agencies could be cut.
Banks recoil from risky port
Major banks say they are not keen on Queensland coal port expansions, which are also the subject of a damning scientists’ report.
Discontent on future students' debt
Clive Palmer may be the saviour of disgruntled academics, as a rift between university management and staff comes to light.
Few game to fix sports' gender pay gap
A recent study has shown that men get more prize money than women in 30 per cent of sports.
Red tape can reside inside business
Government red tape is a villain blamed for burdening business and hampering profits, but one expert says many of these issues actually come from inside a company.
Regulator's claims revealed in SA
News Limited has published a resignation letter from the former CEO of South Australia’s water regulator.
Bill to bring better view of bribes
A Bill will be tabled this week that seeks to hold Australian companies accountable for bribes paid overseas.
Cartel claims bring Indigenous scrutiny
Authorities are looking into allegations of “cartel conduct” by mining companies and Aboriginal heritage service providers.
Claims of kick-back found in WA rail deal
A secret deal for the Western Australian Government to get a slice of Brookfield Rail’s grain profits has been revealed.
Cow ban goes to court
Companies from all parts of the cattle export supply chain will be involved in a class action against the Commonwealth.
Palmer's plans slammed by former party-mate
A former Palmer United Party candidate has the party for alleged attempts to gain political leverage for the party leader’s mining interests.
Xenophon pays to quiz Qantas
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon bought $500 in Qantas shares in order to take the board to task at the recent Qantas AGM.
Drug deal to form vaccine dream team
Australian biotech firm CSL is positioning itself as one of the world's biggest flu vaccine businesses, with a partial buy-out of Novartis.
IP leaks show cost of free trade
An Australian expert has poked holes in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), following further negotiations over the weekend.
Samsung building a role in gas game
Tech giant Samsung is getting into gas, with word of a near-$1 billion deal to build an advanced liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.
Union's super plan comes unstuck on stand
Revelations and denial in the latest instalment of the royal commission into unions.