Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - April, 2014
There is speculation this week that the Federal Government will look to axe a major water policy advisory body in the effort to cut costs.
Ai says insurance insistence hurts workers
A key employers’ lobby group has accused various unions of receiving big payoffs by selling expensive yet inferior income protection insurance.
Classy numbers show big independent spend
Some of the most expensive schools in the country are forking out massive sums for new works to attract the next generation of well-off students.
Deal to see uranium trade for UAE
Millions will be made after Trade Minister Andrew Robb’s visit to Abu Dhabi, signing a deal to sell Australian uranium to the United Arab Emirates.
Guesses on mystery figure behind massive port and rail bid
Padbury Mining is refusing to break its silence on the identity of the $6 billion backer for a bid to build the Oakajee port and rail project.
Hawking warns preparation is low, as we prepare to outdo ourselves
It is all but inevitable that humans will create an Artificial Intelligence capable of outdoing to the human brain, and Stephen Hawking says we should be better prepared.
Media companies must adjust piracy to profit
One of the main organisers of a recent major film festival says movie companies need to embrace internet distribution and stop lashing out at digital ‘pirates’.
Social float falls flat for Weibo
A hotly-anticipated tech company’s float on the stock market has missed expectations.
Brandis calls for climate views with a relaxed relation to reality
Federal Attorney-General George Brandis says ignoring people who deny climate science is “medieval”.
Debt deal for North Korea helps Russia move gas south
Russia has waived about $10 billion of North Korean debt in exchange for a gas pipeline through the secretive country to South Korea.
Australia Network signs deal to stream into Chinese homes
Australian public broadcaster the ABC has been given permission to broadcast its Australia Network content to the entire Chinese population.
China looks to boost future by re-thinking today
A recent conference has heard of a shift in China, re-tooling its education sector to produce the science and technology that will fuel the future.
City considers begging ban to help homeless
The City of Perth is looking at bringing back laws to make begging a crime, as numbers on the street increase.
Drug swoop could bag QLD public servants
Police have implicated some Queensland Government employees in a black market drug syndicate spanning the east coast.
Liberal love lost in nation's heartlands
A recent poll has shown waning support for the federal Coalition government in regional areas.
New boss at northern Uni will settle before seeking changes
Charles Darwin University has appointed a new chief for rural campuses across the Northern Territory.
New head takes charge of depression NFP
One of Australia’s lead charities in the fight against depression has a new CEO.
Queensland numbers jump for females in engineering
Females make up just under a quarter of new engineering undergrads at one university, proving the efficacy of a program to boost numbers.
Stirrings over Chinese FIRB bring "mature" call
The Federal Government appears to be preparing to relax the rules for foreign investment from China, but one Nationals MP says changes must come from a “mature discussion”.
Drug swabs set to jump, some say
Workplace drug tests are going to become more common, according to some experts, with figures showing around one in eight people has already been asked to take a test.
Hunt's team chips at Direct Action dream
The hand-picked team tasked with assessing the federal government’s Direct Action climate change plan says it will not work.