Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - June, 2015
Coles has been ordered to refund more than $12 million to its food and grocery suppliers, after the ACCC found they were forced to pay extra to join the Coles supply chain.
Research shows harassment's many forms
A new study has found that more than one in ten complaints of sexual harassment at work are reported by men.
Admins look for options as Heavy Haulage falls
Heavy Haulage Australia (HHA) has gone into voluntary administration, leading its major shareholder McAleese to seek legal recourse.
China deal sees skills needs scrapped
Chinese tradies will not have to undergo the usual skills tests to work in Australia under a “side” deal in the new Australia-China free-trade agreement, unions claim.
Cross-sector roundtable wants real climate moves
An odd coupling of business, union, environmental, investor and welfare groups has come together to push for action on climate change.
Goodwill not enough, Brandis to force ISPs
Attorney-General George Brandis is seeking tough new requirements for Australian telcos.
Hockey makes big deposit in new China bank
Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australia is lining up to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Insurance plan to dodge Government reform
Authorities are warning that life insurance changes will cost financial planners as much as $250 million a year in lost fees and commissions.
Super raid aimed at unions
The Federal Government has unveiled draft legislation to shake up corporate governance at superannuation funds.
Liberals post climate 'pause' questions
Rural Liberals want to officially question the validity of climate science, putting concerns on the agenda for its upcoming federal council.
TPP still coming, still criticised
There are strong signs that the Federal Government will soon commit to the controversial 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite concerns it could be signing away its freedom.
RET to run on in reduced form
A bill to cut the renewable energy target (RET) has passed Federal Parliament, including measures to use native wood burning as a renewable fuel source.
Twitter study plots leaders' leanings
A study of over 50,000 Twitter posts has shown where Australian politicians ‘really’ sit on the left-right divide.
ACCC rules on Toll/TWU deal
The competition watchdog has concluded its investigation into alleged dodgy deals between Toll Holdings and the Transport Workers Union.
Analysts take dim view of iron future
Analysts at both ANZ and Goldman Sachs say the price of iron ore will drop by at least $US10 per tonne before the end of the year.
Executive resignation as 3 Deeps goes down
The chair and two directors of Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) have stepped down in the wake of the decision to bail on the Ranger 3 Deeps project.
QRC wants better deals on track
The Queensland Resources Council says the state government should embark on some “visionary” investment, and build more rail.
Rio boss says iron will stay strong for some
Rio Tinto’s iron ore boss Andrew Harding says the commodity will stay strong, but high-cost producers will not last long in the current market.
Smart chairs and talking sofas for proactive OHS
Australian researchers want to ease the burden of back pain with their new invention – the smart chair.
Worley named as potential SNC buyer
Australia’s Worley Parsons could be lining up to buy a Canadian engineering giant, despite it facing legal action over alleged bribery and corruption.
Robot workers put jobs at risk
A new report says technology will make 5 million Australians redundant in the next 15 years.