Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - February, 2016
Resource industry analysts say Australia avoided a recession this year, and is now unlikely to have one.
TEPCO execs called to court
Three former Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) executives will be on trial in the first criminal trial linked to the Fukushima crisis.
Unions move to form mega-front
Two of Australia’s largest and most powerful unions are one step closer to merging.
Leaks speak of huge lag on NBN
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is not going to meet its rollout targets, according to a leaked report.
Major industries must move with machines
As robots take on more human abilities, a new report on the future of the workforce has been released.
Drones, subs and billions more in Defence paper
Australia will spend nearly $30 billion on new planes, submarines, soldiers and other military matters after the release of the Defence White Paper today.
WA town swipes at miners' missed rates
A rural council at the heart of the resources sector will soon crack down on miners and mining companies not paying their rates.
BP's Bight plans in Senate scan
A Senate committee is examining BP’s plans to search for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
Gender-productivity link highlighted
Research suggests the number of work-family programs at an organisation is linked to higher productivity and earnings.
Science cuts starting to get stupid
Labor, Greens and independent politicians have gathered to stop the latest attack on Australian science.
BHP figures show need for new plan
BHP Billiton has posted a half-year loss of $US5.7 billion ($7.84 billion), as its interim dividend drops from 62 to 16 US cents (22 cents) per share.
Expert chips at IA's big plan
Infrastructure Australia (IA) has put out a 15-year plan for 93 major projects that it says will only be possible after big changes.
Forces joined in port purchase
A tussle over who will buy Australian port-and-rail operator Asciano continues, with two big players looking at a joint bid.
Thirteen called on thuggery claims
Thirteen NSW union officials have been accused of unlawful blockades and work disruptions, and were served with notices to appear in the court this week.
AEMO warns of costs for renewable links
State governments may have to spend billions duplicating their electricity networks to cope with the unreliable renewable energy sources, the national energy forecaster claims.
Morrison moves to pin down local profits
Multinational companies that avoid paying tax on Australian earnings could soon be forced to sell their assets.
Oil giants flirt with possible reduction
Four major oil producing countries say they would consider freezing output levels, but only if other producers join in.
FSU taking swings at itself
Reports this week shed some light on the vicious in-fighting at the Finance Sector Union.
Logging grift hollowing out PNG
Papua New Guinea is suffering in the same way that many of its larger neighbours do – as big companies in major industries come up well short on their tax bill.
Administrator undoing dodgy decisions
The administrator of the suspended Auburn Council is winding back major development decisions that would have benefited suspended deputy mayor Salim Mehajer.
Empowered people get charging tools
A new company hopes to help bypass big electricity providers and let people trade their own power amongst themselves.