Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - April, 2015
Foreign investment in the finance and insurance sector has dropped, according to new reports.
Investors hold back on banks
The big banks are bracing for a regulatory slap-down from APRA, and are pushing out property loans while they can.
Safe bet becomes less so post-GFC
An investment in Australian Government Bonds is now as risky as buying shares, a one economist has warned.
Ten struggles against streaming surge
Ten Network has posted its half-year results, unveiling a $264.4 million net loss after a $251.2 million write-down in the value of its TV licence.
Westpac's new man to get hands on fintech
Former AMP chief executive Craig Dunn will join Westpac Banking Corp's board as an independent director, in a move insiders say will give the bank an edge on the growing world of financial technologies – fintech.
Auditor calls for tighter travel
Western Australia’s auditor-general says the state’s public servants are spending too much on travel.
Department urges dig for equality
The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has been held up as an example for women in leadership roles.
Public sector ranks high on scale of desire
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has been named the third most attractive employer in the country.
Love lost on corporate ladders
One of the top people at Facebook has hit out at the factors she says lead to workplace gender-based discrimination.
BHP reveals its sweet dealings
The Tax Office is chasing BHP Billiton for more than $500 million in payments it avoided by shovelling profits overseas.
Drilling fires up with protestors' win undone
The NSW Supreme Court has overturned a State Government decision, which banned Metgasco from drilling at its Bentley Project.
Toyota's last local task starts
The last model of Toyota cars to be built in Australia has begun its production run.
Borders boosted by IBM's big rig
The Immigration and Border Protection Department is bringing in a talking computer to help it sift through data.
iiNet bidding war starts with salvo from M2
M2 Group, the owners of Dodo and Primus, is entering the bidding war with TPG to buy rival telco iiNet.
NT driving boldly over 'construction cliff'
Economic analysts have warned that the Northern Territory has too many eggs in one basket, and is quickly approaching a “construction cliff”.
Several factors pushing real wages down
A new report says Australian workers’ wages and living standards are dropping.
Super switch presented simply
Lessons could be learned from Australia’s newest superannuation expert – a 10-year-old girl.
Abuse claim clouds Dutton's offer
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton appears in a new video spruiking the Cambodian solution to asylum seekers, while one of his most vocal opponents accuses him of torture.
Earth Day dawns with new renewable push
April 22nd is Earth Day, a day when groups around the world mark the achievements and trials ahead in the quest to protect our environment.
Labor's super plan shopped around
Labor has proposed superannuation tax changes that it says would bring more than $14 billion from over 10 years to the federal coffers.