Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - September, 2015
Billionaire Elon Musk - co-founder of electric car company Tesla Motors - says climate change will bring about a refugee crisis of catastrophic proportion.
Skills study shows high-end pressure
HR experts have ranked Australia near the top in the world for wage pressure in high-skill industries.
Transfield boss deflects flak
The chief executive of Transfield Services - Australia's offshore detention centre management company - says advocacy groups should be able to lobby against offshore detention of asylum seekers.
NuCoal loses latest bid to dodge corruption claims
A case brought by NuCoal Resources against the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has been rejected by the Supreme Court.
Shell shuts down Alaskan drill plans
Royal Dutch Shell has stopped its controversial search for oil off the Alaskan coast, leading environmentalists to claim a huge victory.
Car-maker making moves away from software scandal
Insiders say Volkswagen's staff and suppliers knew about software designed to thwart emissions tests years ago.
Tech giants join bold bid for better world
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates have bought into a multi-billion dollar scheme to bring internet access to everyone in the world by 2020.
Disgusting drug move marks TPP risk
The well-publicised hike in the price of an essential medicine this week raises serious issues about the design of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an intellectual property expert has warned.
Labor looks to lock down great minds
The ALP says it wants to encourage brilliant minds to start new companies in Australia.
Frydenberg heading north for pro-mining talks
Josh Frydenberg, the new Resources and Energy Minister and Minister for Northern Australia, is heading to the top of the country to push for new opportunities.
Sims speaks on Harper help again
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman has again spoken of the need to take on recommendations from the Harper Review of competition policy.
Car chiefs face fines in the billions
UPDATE 23/09 - Volkswagen has now admitted installing its dodgy emissions test “defeat devices” in 11 million clean diesel cars sold worldwide, the vast majority of which were in Europe.
Probe hears sub-contractors staying silent
A Senate inquiry into construction industry insolvency has heard some sub-contractors are afraid to speak up when they are being ripped-off.
Union trial hears of huge paper trail
Explosive allegations and evidence have been aired at the trade union royal commission.
CFMEU forced to fork out for concrete stoush
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) must pay around $9 million in damages and legal costs to Boral after the union's boycott of the construction company was ruled illegal.
Chevron shifting could be in billions
The world's biggest trade union says US energy giant Chevron has been profit-shifting to drive down the tax it pays in Australia.
Power costs can be covered in anti-carbon switch
A new report from Greenpeace says that for the world to switch from climate-altering fossil fuels to renewable energy by 2050 would cost about $A1.39 trillion per year.
Swisse swings to HK firm for $1.67b
Australian vitamin supplier Swisse has been sold for $1.67 billion to Hong Kong-listed firm Biostime.
Debt reach extending overseas
The Federal Government is pushing to able to collect student debt from Australians living overseas.
Drug study review spots new risks
Fourteen years ago, GlaxoSmithKline published a study claiming the antidepressant paroxetine was safe and effective for teenagers, but now researchers say the opposite is true.
Experts warn about unchecked corruption
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand says companies in both countries are too laid back about corruption, bribery and fraud.