Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - May, 2015
The NSW Government is preparing to introduce its power privatisation bill in state parliament this week, with buyers lining up to make a bid.
Builders bring biggest share to local coffers
Research says property is now the largest contributor to the Australian economy, eclipsing both the mining and financial services sectors.
Outlook worse for civil works
Analysts say the civil construction sector in Australia is will decline even further over the next two years.
Unions' gas play may not pay
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has ramped up its push for a federal gas reserve to keep domestic prices down, but experts say it will not pay off.
Rinehart finding sheds light on Barnaby's link
The children of Australia’s richest person have wrestled control over their multibillion-dollar family trust.
STEM surge grows, Abbott looks other way
More authorities have joined the push to boost STEM education in Australia, while the Prime Minister mocks the idea.
Hearing buys tale of tinnitus
A federal public servant will receive compensation after proving the her office was too loud.
Call for leave to let victims break free
The ACTU wants domestic violence victims to be allowed an extra 10 days of annual leave to help them break free of their abusers.
New papers plot research industry reform
The Federal Government has launched its plan for the future of Australian research, and it is strongly industry-linked.
Religious divides crossed for greater cause
Senior church leaders have called on the Federal Government to make stronger climate change resolutions, saying the risks outweigh religious difference.
Aurizon pauses Pilbara plans, could save by sacking
Aurizon could return cash to its shareholders to calm investor concerns about the rail group's weak growth prospects.
China money could flow to FMG, after FIRB look
Chinese-linked companies have applied to the Foreign Investment Review Board over a big investment involving Fortescue Metals Group.
New players could hurt northern air industry
There is much concern about a push to allow international carriers to service domestic routes in Australia.
Roy Hill boss breaks silence on iron
One of the top people at Gina Rinehart’s $10 billion Roy Hill mine has entered the debate on what to do about the iron ore price.
Space mining bill for bold new digs
The US has taken a technical step in the new space race, passing a bill to allow mining in space.
Gas boom slows in analysts' eyes
There are claims this week that Japan's Inpex Corporation is struggling to keep the $A43.5 billion Ichthys LNG project on schedule due to delays with the South Korean shipyard manufacturing the massive offshore platform.
James Hardie builds big on last year's base
James Hardie has seen its annual profit almost triple, up to $A369.57 million on the back of its US and European operations.
New towers go beyond new limits
The Victorian Government has approved seven new apartment towers in Melbourne, in an area some consider poorly served by public transport.
Poor tech choice plagued QLD Health pay
Former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has admitted the Queensland Government bought the wrong system to run its $1.2 billion health payroll, leading to a long-running and expensive debacle.
Slogan seen as broad call by Barnett
The WA Opposition has accused the government of putting a campaign logo on normal capital works, in order to look like it has achieved something.
ACTU seeks fee change, generally better deal
The ACTU wants to make a temporary LNP-fighting fund into a permanent fee for members.