Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - March, 2014
Tragic incidents have prompted Fortescue Metal Group to increase its safety measures.
Gate agreement breeds fear in mining bodies
Concern is mounting within the powerful Minerals Council of Australia and its NSW state-level affiliate.
Poll shows people's nuclear fear subsiding
The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) says a recent survey showed majority support for nuclear power, and has called for renewed debate.
Queensland in talks for train tasks
Negotiations have begun for the next round of contracts for Queensland railways.
Big builders plan moves after catching own union deals
Media outlets are reporting two major Australian builders have found evidence of their own dodgy dealings, and are considering going public before a government probe finds the same thing.
Blockades and disobedience in angry workers' plan
Union workers have threatened to employ ‘civil disobedience’ in protests of large-scale job cuts.
Fortescue's massive works to bring new age in WA iron
Fortescue has completed an incredible $9.9 billion expansion in the Pilbara, opening the doors on its newest Western Australia mine.
Fossil fuels lose super favour, still big on campus
A major Australian superannuation fund has deemed fossil fuels to be ‘socially unacceptable’, and will no longer make investments in that direction.
Illegal action leads to $1.25m fine
Illegal blockades at Melbourne construction sites have led to a $1.25 million fine for the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).
Japan plans big step into power past
Japan is moving to remix its energy industry, adding 11,000 megawatts of gas and coal power to replace its lost nuclear supplies.
Net baron sets sights on office
An Internet entrepreneur and figure representing the new age of online activism has launched a political party.
Office goes off Windows to take up tablet space
Microsoft has made a move many were waiting for, freeing Office from the Windows environment and making it available on iPads.
Optus warned after $9 million rort repaid
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning, but no monetary punishment after it found Optus had overcharged mobile customers around $9 million.
ATO to call curtains on golden age of tax dodging
The Tax Office has given a grace period to all those stashing their money in offshore havens, saying a crackdown is coming.
Barossa baron not keen on new knights
The biggest name in Australian wine-making has slammed his industry colleagues, saying local wine companies are led by “lame” and unmotivated executives.
Bodies clash on gas prices and protection
The industry lobby for Australian manufacturers says high gas prices and a domestic shortage will lead to the loss of over 100,000 jobs.
Young work rates rarely lower than right now
The latest youth unemployment figures show tough times in many regions, with some areas seeing dramatic spikes in joblessness over the last few years.
Public sector bargainers say Abetz off the table
The Community and Public Sector Union is forcing the government into negotiations on wages and conditions for 160,000 workers across state and federal levels.
Repeal spree to kill valid anti-terror watchdog
Among the more concerning legislation placed on the ‘repeal day’ chopping board is the independent monitoring of anti-terrorism laws, according to a legal expert.
Charity links checked for success
Corporate sponsorship of non-profits has been used as a shortcut to public favour, but new research shows there is a fine balance between success and cynicism in charitable business.
Closed-door cash-for-cans talks seek inter-state scheme
Reports say secretive negotiations are going on between state governments, looking at re-introducing a cash-for-cans scheme.