Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - August, 2015
Dyson Heydon has ruled himself fit to continue running the royal commission into trade unions, sending the unions off to find new ways of avoiding the legal lens.
Labour worries could scuttle China deal
The Federal Government is ramping up its rhetoric to ensure the China free trade agreement (FTA) goes ahead.
Brain takes mistakes as time to learn
A high-tech study has revealed that the human brain really does learn from failure.
Regulator to wring bill from business
Banks, big business and financial services are being called on to pay for their own regulation.
Ipswich runs old coal out of town
Queensland’s Ipswich City Council says it will oppose future coal mines and coal seam gas exploration in the region.
New stats show gender gaps at work
New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data reveals women are dramatically underrepresented in leadership positions across business and public life, despite high levels of education.
Gorgon FIFO strike could damage image
Western Australia’s peak business lobby has warned that a FIFO workers strike could damage future investment.
ACT's green goal could grow
The ACT Government has announced Canberra will run entirely on renewable energy by 2025.
Backers gathering to keep Carmichael alive
Despite a storm surging around its approval, proponents of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine are doing everything they can to ensure it goes ahead.
Oil drop makes heads roll at Santos
Santos’ half-year profits have slumped 82 per cent to $37 million, tumbling alongside global oil prices.
Studies line kids up for disappearing jobs
A new study says that 60 per cent of Australian students are studying for jobs that will not exists, or be very different, in 15 years’ time.
Turnbull tries to explain away huge NBN bill
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been forced to defend a massive cost blow-out on the National Broadband Network.
TPG gets regulator's blessing
The ACCC will not oppose TPG’s plan to buy iiNet, allowing two of the five broadband providers in Australia to become one.
Anti-Abbott war chest to top $30 million
Reports say the ACTU is setting up a $30 million campaign to spread anti-Abbott messaging.
Finance boss slams red tape inventors
The most powerful woman in the Commonwealth bureaucracy says public servants “make up” red tape.
Push for public sector to Restart with older staff
Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan says more flexible work arrangements could help retain older workers in the public service.
Green group gag seems barely necessary
The Federal Government is continuing its push to change environmental approval laws so that activists and environmentalists cannot hinder mining projects.
Senator says useful uranium buried by nuclear naysayers
Family First senator Bob Day is optimistic despite failing in a bid to remove the ban on nuclear power plants in Australia.
BHP digs in amid iron decline
BHP is pushing ahead despite a depressed iron ore market, drumming-up funds for a new open pit near Newman in WA.
Gorgon backers under ATO's lens
The Australian Taxation Office is looking at the funding of the massive Gorgon natural gas project, amid claims that it will make billions of dollars tax-free.
Senator seeks public shame for big tax dodgers
The first report from a Senate inquiry into multinational tax avoidance is expected to be tabled today, while investigators say companies are funnelling more than AU$30 billion to Singapore every year to avoid tax.