Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - June, 2014
A range of upgrades have been announced for Melbourne’s road and public transport networks.
Users click dislike on Facebook's emotional meddling
Facebook is being criticised for a mass emotional manipulation experiment conducted on unwitting users.
Green light on skyscrapers as Victoria gets high
The first 100-storey building in the Southern Hemisphere has been approved for the Victorian Government, clearing the way for the 319-metre monolith.
Bank boss doctorate for mental investment
A prominent Australian banking boss has been awarded an honorary doctorate for her ongoing philanthropic investment in education.
Big bad advice could bring inquiry knocking
A parliamentary inquiry has prompted loud calls for a royal commission into banks and financial planning, but the Finance Minister says it is being covered already.
Chief-swapping leaves top Health spot open
A bit of high-end musical chairs for federal public servants, with moves at the top of the Finance, Treasury and Health departments.
Bid to give more grounds for refugee refusal
The Federal Government has introduced legislation making it easier to send asylum seekers back to their home countries, while increasing the requirements for them to prove their claims.
Globe-trotting government needs questioned
Outrage is stirring over the amount that Victorian councils spend on overseas travel for councillors.
Coal train claims and others tested for EPA inquiry
A NSW Legislative Assembly will look into accusations that the state’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) covered up the extent of coal dust pollution.
Strike foreseen over cuts and 9 minutes' work
An extra nine minutes of work per day could be the final straw for embattled staff at the Australian Tax Office.
Work fight site clears path to calm
An online tool could spell an end to workplace disputes, disagreements, fights and furphies.
Big mining money swap reported, disputed
The mining industry is hugely responsible for economic prosperity in Australia, but a new report says there is a big cost when states choose to dig.
Raft of charges as more Cootes trucks found unsafe
Melbourne-based trucking company Cootes Transport has been hit with 67 counts of operating unsafe vehicles, after safety investigations crossed state lines.
Water change shows legal tide favours mines in QLD
Showing the extreme mining-friendliness of the Queensland Government, a law has been changed to prevent investigation of a controversial quarrying practice.
Big billions give GE power in France
One of the world’s best-known companies will buy a power outfit for over $17 billion.
Lobbyist in health site fight faces sacking call
Documents to clear conflict of interest claims against a junk food lobbyist in the Health Department “do not exist”.
Spy shift to put all internet-users up for probing
The Federal Government will bring a bill to parliament in coming weeks which seeks to give ASIO more abilities to monitor and control digital communication.
Advice adjustments restore small incentive
The Finance Minister says changes to legislation will mean advisers will be able to receive “incentive payments”, not commission.
Latest leaks show talks toward big offshore banks
A confidential Trade in Services Agreement document has been published by WikiLeaks, showing that Australia, the United States, the European Union and 20 other large and small countries have been discussing unprecedented mutual access to each other’s financial service sectors.
Great minds need fertile grounds in public service
A new report says the Australian Public Service must promote innovation and creative minds within its ranks.
Independence questioned as funds follow party lines
There are accusations of extreme political pandering being thrown at the Federal Government, after it was revealed that it has so far funded projects in LNP electorates at a rate about three times higher than others.