Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - September, 2014
The high cost of child care is keeping tens of thousands of Australian parents from working, even though they want to.
New link for new life in synthetic quest
Macquarie University has enlisted some help for its push to create the world’s first totally synthetic life form.
New probe will prod QLD LNP right up to election
An unprecedented probe into the Queensland Government has been launched, and there is very little that it will not investigate about the current LNP regime.
Big businesses pay no mind to minor differences
Reports say safety is about the only reason Australian employers feel the need to ban the burqa.
Port workers see short end of big union payments
Workers at ports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane could walk off the job this week, at the same time as reports say their union is willing to sell them out.
Possible rights breach in harsh new rules
A parliamentary review overseen by an LNP member has found that a budget measure forcing young jobseekers to wait months for benefits could put them at serious risk.
Protests and arrests barely slow coal train
Environmental activists have launched an assault on NSW railways.
Cormann calls for names to take a slice of Medibank
The Federal Government is softening the ground ahead of the Medibank Private sale.
Locals lock-down sites in anti-coal spree
Activists claim to have shut down production at a number of mines in New South Wales, after community groups made a concerted effort to impede Whitehaven Coal.
Critics slam plan to watch dodgy planners
The Financial Services Council (FSC) is pushing for an for an independent governing body for the industry, a move which has been slammed by some big names in the sector.
Billions in balance as councils challenge road spend
Contracts are being signed but still no business case for an $8 billion infrastructure project in Victoria.
Deleted funds tipped as source of typos
Public servants say tough conditions are leading to mistakes in the official Parliamentary record.
Spy bills spell deeper looks online
Experts have analysed just how much freedom Australian citizens have given up to fight the abstract enemy of terrorism.
Baby issues are big problems
Insiders say pregnancy discrimination is widespread in Australian workplaces, and cases of women being marginalised for becoming mothers are on the rise.
Corrupt procurement study makes global stage
Three Queensland researchers have had their work on cutting corruption featured in one of the most authoritative publications in the world.
Prison painted as cheap welfare in NT talks
A speech this week explored the idea that the Northern Territory’s rising prison population has been helping keep the economy in check.
Sea ice warning marred by mistaken meaning
Antarctic sea ice will reach new records in coming weeks, one expert says, but the growing ice is already being used as an anti-climate change argument.
Big names on board for new moves into China
A Hong Kong-based logistics giant is making moves toward Australia.
Broad body puts out call for job support
More than forty companies that support the building, mining and energy industries say Federal Government moves could put thousands of jobs at risk.
Rockefellers roll forward on green tide
The heirs to one of the world’s great oil empires are getting out of the family business.
Calls for big tax grab as giants hide their wealth
Australia will seek to claw back billions of dollars that big mining, building and technology companies funnel out of the country to avoid tax.