Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - November, 2014
Computer security experts have uncovered one of the most malicious pieces of software they have seen, and it could be a secret surveillance program for world governments.
Embarrassing Ebola talk as UN asks for open doors
Australia's Foreign Minister has read out a statement criticising nations that block entry for travellers from Ebola-affected countries, like Australia.
Rally rails against possible planning change
Protesters have rallied against potential changes to Queensland planning laws that they believe would fill their neighbourhoods with high-rises.
BHP split spruiked amid low iron price, high concern
Environmental concerns have come into play in BHP’s decision to split itself in two.
Billions and billions linked in new telescopic view
Attempts to visualise the size and shape of the universe have boggled even history’s greatest minds, but it is getting easier.
Future Fund quizzed on tax and gas
A fiery Senate estimates hearing in Canberra has seen former treasurer Peter Costello forced to defend the Future Fund's investment decisions.
Paper probes local banks' role in China's new scene
A new report shows the central role that Australian financial services could play in the country’s booming relationship with China.
Call for more say in competitive arena
The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) has made its submission to the nationwide competition review, demanding a greater say on the rules it will be asked to enforce.
Mine man's corrupt hand revealed
A former NSW Labor minister has been ordered to appear in court over allegations of dodgy mining deals.
Power play by city groups to grab renewable stocks
Three Melbourne councils have joined forces to sidestep state and federal energy policies, buying power directly from renewable providers.
Strike set but no threat to DHS daily activities
Workers across the Department of Human Services (DHS) have voted in favour of taking industrial action over enterprise bargaining negotiations.
Closures questioned as cuts lead to relocation
The West Australian Government has unveiled plans to close more than 100 remote (primarily Indigenous) communities and move the residents to better-serviced areas.
Work/life rebalanced on good day to go home
Go Home On Time Day was on this week - a day for awareness about the risks of working too hard.
China deal will see transport, resource, services boost
Many of Australia’s major exports can flow more freely into China, with the official signing of a new free trade agreement.
Nation's newest airport could be site of rural revival
The tarmac is heating up at Australia's newest public airport, with flights from the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport near Toowomba now departing.
Study says slavery lives worldwide
More than 36 million people are bound by slavery worldwide, a new report says, forced to live and work around the whims of their owners.
Barnett breaks away to swoop on young vote
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has broken step with the Federal LNP, encouraging the state to move itself away from coal-fired power.
Fresh eyes on East West with shift at IA
Big changes at Infrastructure Australia mean the group is yet to form an opinion on Melbourne’s multi-billion-dollar East West Link.
Local home for broad building hub
A Global Infrastructure Hub will be set up in Sydney to increase investment, after a deal was brokered at the G20 summit on the weekend.
New German deal pursued with fresh zeal
The Australian Government has announced it will seek a new free trade agreement, this time with the nation of Germany.
Power deal seen as less effort for some
Experts have picked apart a 'game-changing' renewable energy deal between China and the US too see if it can match its own hype.