Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - March, 2015
New figures show gay men earn around 20 per cent less than their heterosexual counterparts, while lesbians out-earn heterosexual women by at least 33 per cent.
Union pays for closing offshore door
The national maritime union and an associated labour hire firm have been ordered to pay a Perth couple more than $720,000.
Baby steps on big tax switch
The Federal Government has put its cards on the table in regard to tax reform, and is moving slowly following the release of a very broad discussion paper.
Forrest faces red figures after new iron drop
The iron price has dropped again, and Andrew Forrest is having trouble finding friends to fix it.
Attempts at protection in new TPP leak
The latest leaks of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership show the Australian Government making some attempt to avoid its big pitfalls.
Game of letters for slow RET moves
Clean energy lobbies have written on behalf of the industry to the Federal Government, hoping to clear an impasse in renewable energy target (RET) talks.
More evidence of fit and healthy help
A new study suggests very fit men in their late forties are less likely to get lung cancer and bowel cancer than unfit men.
More fines for EnergyAustralia's sneaky sales
The Federal Court has ordered EnergyAustralia to pay $1 million for breaching Australian Consumer Law in its telemarketing practices.
President calls for China bank backers
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for global support on Beijing's ideas for a new development bank, and Australia may take him up.
Tech boss slams NBN's node plan
The founder of one the nation’s most successful broadband companies has slammed the technological choices underpinning the NBN.
ASIC welcomes more metadata
ASIC say it needs access to private telecommunications to function properly.
Locals help Bloomberg's big fund
Global finance giant Bloomberg has joined with the Australian Government on a $100 million health program.
Easily-avoided metadata bill continues
The Senate will vote on the Government’s metadata retention bill today, and it appears almost certain to pass with the blessing of the party technically considered the Opposition.
Employment workers move to strike
The Federal Employment Minister will be faced with worker troubles on his own doorstop, with industrial action given a green light.
Small nudge for big effect in liquidation
Business simulation experiments have shown simple interventions could increase compliance by company directors whose companies are undergoing liquidation.
Workforce warned before robot revolution
Robots will change the Australian workforce in the next decade, according to some.
Report plots polluters against improvement
A new report has named Australia’s top 10 polluters, and unsurprisingly, they do not appear to like renewable energy.
Concerns ignored as Data Bill rolls ahead
Legal experts say neither the Federal Government nor the Opposition have given a proper justification for new data retention laws.
Ex-union man wants CFMEU brought into line
A former union boss has backed the return of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), saying certain unions must be “brought to heel’’.
Leighton looks for better luck with new name
Leighton Holdings is changing its name to avoid corruption allegations.
RET talks still swing on new target
The Federal Government is in fresh talks about the renewable energy target today, with just a week left before a deadline that forces emissions-intensive producers to pay fines.