Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - April, 2014
Amnesty International has slammed the secrecy surrounding Australia’s offshore asylum seeker facility on the island of Nauru.
Cuts justified in storm of fake money fear
An Australian economist says the federal budget crisis does not actually exist, but has been made up to sell broad government cuts.
Mineral minstrels set out to forge new metal fans
A band of roaming metallurgists will visit some of Australia’s most remote schools, burning things, blowing them up and getting students excited about mineral science.
Palmer's political weight grows with new notches on belt
The Palmer United Party has matured from a political curiosity into a proper powerhouse, picking up new members and continuing to annoy the established factions.
Survey finds high rate of feeling low at work
A recent survey has shown that a third of people struggle to cope at work because of depression or stress.
Banks' behaviour decried in foreign farm report
A new report by an international aid group says Australian banks have been backing companies overseas that engage in illegal and immoral behaviour.
Disney dreams of 3D-printed sheep
Disney’s research arm has helped build a 3D-printer specifically for soft and cuddly creations.
Rio runs first tests for robo-rail in WA
Rio Tinto is about to start running its driverless train in the Pilbara.
Transurban takes new roads to more spending
A major toll road builder is sinking its teeth into new infrastructure availabilities.
Padbury's port plan unlikely after Premier's comments
Another twist in the strange attempt to build a port in Australia, with the WA Premier saying Padbury Mining’s $6 billion plan probably won’t happen.
Thousands line up for local online learning
One Australian University will launch its first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) today, and already has over 20,000 people waiting for the first lesson.
Bosses in best position are least likely to fight climate change
Close to half of all senior executives worldwide understand that the negative effects of climate change need to be tackled.
Fifty-eight fighter jets could be $12 bil "dud"
Australia will buy dozens of fighter jets at a cost of more than $12 billion, despite a raft of concerns about their design and abilities.
Inkling of cuts and increases ahead of actual word
The Federal Treasurer says further increases to the pension age are inevitable, and that people should “work as long as they can”.
Latest ranking shows local internet advance slowing
Analysts have ranked Australia poorly in terms of internet access, affordability and investment.
Native deal clears path for new port
A native title agreement has been signed to allow deepwater port to go-ahead in WA.
UN brings questions and perspective on boat policy
The United Nations refugee agency says it continues to get no response from the Australian government for its questions over the asylum seeker ‘turn back’ policy.
Victorian enlightenment comes in allegory of the classroom
Primary school students will be encouraged to assess their place in the universe, the nature of existence and the morality of human behaviour, when some Victorian school introduce ethics classes this year.
Court case only briefly interrupts Japanese whaling
Japan will hunt whales again, after it announced a ‘redesign’ of its ‘scientific’ slaughter.
Project to probe people risk in oil and gas fields
International authorities are coming together to develop solutions to the risks in one of the world’s most dangerous workplaces.
Shorten's push for reform to bring more into non-union fold
The Australian Labor Party is set to take on a new form with less union involvement and backroom dealings, if leader Bill Shorten has his way.