Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - November, 2014
A lobby representing Australia’s medical research sector says it wants to see the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) kept alive.
Easier donations to pad major parties
The ACT Government wants to remove the cap on donations to political parties, just weeks after dodgy developer donations were revealed.
New NBN map draws faster, cheaper path
A new rollout map for the latest version of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is on the way – the most recent chapter in a long-running quest to improve Australia’s internet.
Next tier turbines online in five years
Australian engineers are working on superconductor-powered wind turbines, complete with some mind-blowing improvements.
Yellowcake and bananas ahead of green talks
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has revived one of the most contentious topics in the Australian political debate – nuclear power.
BHP's big squeeze to see better numbers
BHP Billiton is putting pressure on its suppliers to take cuts of up to 25 per cent so the major miner can save some money, and analysts say others will follow.
Dark rate of self-harm jumps at 14
Experts say Australia needs to make a concerted effort to stop intentional self harm among children.
Foreign buyers' free ride derided
The House Economics Committee is calling for stronger enforcement of foreign property investment rules.
Super-WiFi could be the TV of tomorrow
Experts say old television frequencies should be used to set up huge WiFi network, boosting internet access and productivity.
Committee claims anti-corruption should stay strong
The parliamentary committee reviewing Tasmania's anti-corruption watchdog says its investigative powers should not be stripped.
Kernel of concern over ACORN portal
Australia residents who spot cybercrimes in progress now have an avenue to report it.
PBO finds budget figures trumped, risk of falling short
The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has warned that the Federal Government will need to practice some serious spending discipline to avoid bad budget figures and economic shock.
Watchdog wants lobbyists to leave their names
Queensland’s new Integrity Commissioner says in-house lobbyists should have to declare their contact with government ministers.
Better view from free maps of high-res Australia
Two billion pixels have come together to form the most comprehensive three-dimensional view of Australia ever.
Gender stats show sorry state, slow to change
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s latest report shows women are under-represented in management positions, and underpaid as well.
Simple sex bill could reveal lack of Federal will
The Federal Parliament will debate marriage equality once more, with Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm bringing a private members bill to legalise same-sex marriage today.
Action taken on 'cartel' unions
The consumer watchdog is taking the CFMEU to court over claims the union engaged in boycott conduct directed at concrete company Boral.
Future battle-bots need your help now!
Giant fighting robots – a phrase that easily evokes a thousand sci-fi fantasies - could soon be very real.
Logistics job supply gets on the move
A new report on transport and logistics jobs has made a few big findings for the last few months.
Truck app to help small movers' track
The Government-funded NICTA (National ICT Australia) is working on a new mobile app to help consumers and small businesses frustrated by delivery and payment delays.