Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - January, 2016
Designs for a new form of high-speed, low-energy transport are steaming ahead.
Big bid to re-jig transport industry
Backers are gathering for a takeover battle of one of Australia’s biggest transport and logistics firms, Asciano.
Fraser issues AAA warning
Treasury secretary John Fraser has warned that Australia’s prized AAA credit rating could slip.
Green view down amid corruption uptick
Australia’s environmental performance is down this week, but it looks like corruption is rising.
James rewarded for Indigenous efforts
Matthew James from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has been honoured with a Public Service Medal (PSM).
Public sector needs new tools to ascend
The Australian Public Service Commission says public sector bosses need “political nous” to get to the top.
Transport faces 'fudged' figures claim
Victoria’s public transport authorities have been accused of allowing trains to run over capacity, and fudging the numbers to cover it up.
Highway ignites Aboriginal issues
The WA Government is expected to face a new Supreme Court challenge over the Roe 8 highway project.
Legal minds bid for illegal bullying
Serious cases of bullying, including cyber bullying, should be prosecuted under the criminal code, experts say.
Mining decline could cause metal shift
The heart of the Australia resources sector – iron and coal – continues to wane in value, and analysts say lesser-known commodities will not fill the gap.
Colombian power link inked
Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Co-operation with Colombia, forging formal links between the two nations’ energy sectors.
Governments take on tech economies
The New South Wales government is continuing to take the lead on tackling issues with the ‘collaborative economy’.
More effort needed to meet green goals
A well-known expert says Australia could become a powerhouse of renewable energy
Santos spills golden gas figures
Santos has reported its highest annual gas production figures since 2007.
Scientific value tallied at $330 billion
Scientific advances underpin $330 billion of Australia’s annual economic output, the Chief Scientist says.
Agencies seeking more offshore
The Finance Department says private companies are being asked if they can send Australian Public Service (APS) work overseas.
TPP to take thousands of jobs
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is still up in the air, and has been a major topic during Prime Minister Malclm Turnbull’s trip to the US.
Outbursts of the powerful plotted
Impulsive gaffes, inappropriate comments and short fuses are common among the famous and powerful, and new research suggests it could have a biological basis.
Islam study shows fear in detail
A recent survey has found that one in 10 Australians display strong feelings of Islamophobia – negative and hostile attitudes towards Muslims.