Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - February, 2015
Greens' super switch to bring billions
The Greens have offered a novel budget measure that could bring the Federal Government $13 billion.
Decades of neglect in bureaucratic boys' club
Ninety-five years ago, Australian Public Service bosses realised equal rights for women would transform the bureaucracy, and it was up to them to stop it.
Demand for details of lobbies' glad-handing
A former senior federal bureaucrat says lobbyists should be forced to reveal their private discussions with ministers and government workers.
Stunning study says good choices save money
A new report says Australian governments could save billions by buying smarter.
Baby costs show price of new life
Economists have put a dollar figure on the time pressure and stress experienced by mothers in the first year of a baby’s life.
Dam bosses to defend themselves again
SunWater will again have to justify its actions after releasing water from a Queensland dam amid wild storm conditions.
Welfare remix seeks big cuts
Children must be vaccinated for their parents to receive welfare benefits, under reforms proposed for Australia’s $150 billion welfare system.
Big mine deals at decade low
Mergers and acquisitions in Australian mining are at their lowest level in 10 years.
Downer takes Macmahon's patch in FMG re-jig
Fortescue Metals Group has merged two contracts at Christmas Creek in a move that will see Macmahon Holdings wind up work.
Post plots poor figures down to the letter
Australia Post chief Ahmed Fahour says the death of letter-writing is sending the postal service is careering towards its first full-year loss in more than 30 years.
Building begins after concrete resolution
More court action and strikes have been avoided, with the dispute between Boral and the CFMEU over for now.
Deep spy finding puts eyes in the hard drive
The NSA – the US digital spy agency – appears to have broken new ground in its level of computer surveillance.
James Hardie reaps solid housing rise
Building supply company James Hardie has lifted profits on the back of recovery in the Australian and US housing markets.
Asian deal to deliver for Toll
There is some division over a $6.5 billion takeover offer for logistics giant Toll.
Brain drain and other pain for unfunded locals
One of Australia’s top scientists has warned that cuts to research funding will put the nation at risk.
Child changes hope to keep care cheap
A long-awaited major review of Australian childcare has called for a single means-tested payment and federal funding for nannies.
Tech sector picked as pickaxes slow
Analysts are pushing for better way to promote innovation in technological industries, to fill the economic void left by the mining decline.
Conference and comms firm loses footing
An Australian publisher and conference provider with ties to the local government sector has entered voluntary administration.
Choc-workers unwrap redundancy
Chocolate company Darrell Lea will pay around half a million dollars in redundancy entitlements, after legal action from six former workers.
Data on young struggles reflects harsh lives
A new report shows just how hard is for Australia’s homeless youth.