Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - July, 2015
A new report card for global aid reveals Australians are an altruistic bunch, saving the lives of 230,000 children since the year 2000.
Little phone loans can have big effect
As more and more online lenders join the market, people are increasingly resorting to the mobile phone for a quick injection of cash, but research shows this will lead more Australians into a spiral of debt.
Payroll change taking serious toll
A new report shows Western Australia has the highest payroll tax costs in the country due to recent changes to the exemption threshold.
Pot stats show blunt opposition
Despite Australia’s relatively high rate of cannabis use, new figures show most are strongly opposed to it.
Rich countries care less about climate risks
A global survey has found that the world’s wealthiest people understand climate change, but only half see it as a threat.
Union fights to keep coal pay
The CFMEU has emerged as a surprise backer of the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target, but their support is contingent on unprecedented assistance for workers.
Big Vic. road plan just as quiet as the last
Victoria’s Labor government is refusing to release the business case for a big new road project, prompting a revival of the type of criticism recently levelled at its LNP predecessor.
Experts give AI warning to global gun-slingers
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and about 1,000 robotics experts have signed a letter to ensure that in the future of warfare- human fingers are on the trigger.
Harassment report takes Minister's job
Victoria’s Small Business Minister Adem Somyurek has been forced to resign from the ministry after bullying allegations made by his former chief of staff.
No good news in World Bank's mining view
The World Bank has taken a grim view of the future for the global mining industry, predicting prices will decline across the board.
Roy Hill's latest prohibition pushes big mine back again
The Roy Hill project has been issued with a prohibition notice after its latest crane incident.
Experts say drug IP fights cost lives
Academics have slammed pharmaceutical giants for squabbling over intellectual property for new life-saving medicines, while victims of disease are dying.
Super funds fight LNP's union-busting
Industry superannuation funds are fighting against changes that threaten union control.
Anti-swearing may not make sense
There is a lot of sensitivity around swearing and other language conventions in modern culture, but some academics wonder if it is really warranted.
New home on horizon but holidays still far off
An international team of astronomers have announced the discovery of a near-Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star – the most appropriate replacement for Earth ever spotted.
Senator sees nothing to fear in China FTA
The Assistant Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, has taken to the radiowaves to warn people not to pay attention to Australian union claims over the threat of new free-trade deals.
SMSF site hit for wonky comparison
Self-managed super firm Omniwealth will pay a $10,200 penalty for including potentially misleading claims on its website.
High-flying fraud comes crashing down
A senior Airservices Australia manager has been charged for using fake aviation companies and false documents to defraud the tax office of over $320,000.
Big help could be hidden in data
One expert says there is a goldmine of data at many major that could be used to enhance a range of outcomes.
Executive heads roll in Toshiba's profit scandal
The president and former president of tech firm Toshiba have resigned over a $US1.2 billion accounting scandal.
Shorten drops new renewable deal
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is pushing for half of Australia's large-scale energy production to come from renewable sources within 15 years.