Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - December, 2015
New research has shown that on a per-calorie basis, the carbon emissions from the production of fruit and vegetables can be much higher than for meat.
$10 billion for contractors in procurement stats
Australian Public Service procurement spending soared by $10 billion in the past financial year, new figures show.
Government firms in QLD shake-down
The Queensland Government is raiding its own businesses to gather $1 billion in extra revenue, but reports say the gains will be swallowed up by a bulging public sector wage bill.
Scans show gender direction differences
There are a number of social stereotypes about finding things, and new research suggests they could have a neuroscientific basis.
School tech deal taken to court
Some top-level members of Victoria’s education department will face court on corruption charges.
Lobbyist lashes out at Paris
The head of a major European coal lobby says the industry will be “hated and vilified” like “slave-traders” after the Paris climate deal.
Payback ordered from former union figure
Former federal MP Craig Thomson has been ordered to pay $458,000 for breaching the Fair Work Act.
Call for more than funds for 'ideas boom'
Some potential recipients of the Federal Government’s $1.1 billion “ideas boom” investment say revolutionising the economy will take more than just money.
Chemical merger catalyst for new firms
Chemical giants Dow Chemical and DuPont have announced they will merge, before splitting into three separate companies.
Gas giants get serious in WA seas
The ocean off Western Australia will become an even bigger hive of mining activity next year.
Palmer's plays keep hundreds at risk
The Queensland Government and the French territory of New Caledonia are avoiding Clive Palmer's attempts to keep his refinery afloat.
Farm funds to find high-tech paddocks
A new Federal Government initiative will bring some high-tech tools to one of the world’s oldest activities.
Paris deal tries to get real on climate
The Federal Government signed an international climate change deal in Paris on Saturday night, which seeks to limit the future increase in global temperatures to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.
Port sale plans fail to set sail
The Victorian Government's plan to privatise the Port of Melbourne has been sunk for now.
Tassie urged to take cable deal
The Tasmanian Government is considering paying up to $20 million to attach the state to a global underwater digital cable network.
Tech think tank to guide safe AI
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has kicked in to fund a new non-profit research company that seeks to promote ethical and safe artificial intelligence (AI).
Volkswagen plays down dodgy software
Embattled car-maker Volkswagen is working hard to minimise its emissions-test scandal.
Wind farm money re-jigged
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) a mandate that allows it to invest in wind projects.
East West report slams both sides
Victoria’s auditor-general has slammed both sides of Victorian politics and the public service in his report on Melbourne’s failed $23 billion East West Link (EWL) project.
Hazelwood review finds big holes
A new round of inquiry has slammed various aspects of Victoria’s Hazelwood mine, which caught fire and burned for 45 days last year.
Social and economic hits plotted in Tassie
A landmark report says Tasmanians cannot blame social disadvantage or low government spending for being behind on social and economic indicators.