Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - October, 2017
New laws increase accountability
Queensland has created new industrial manslaughter laws following last year’s deaths at Dreamworld.
Recognition path rejected
The Federal Government has thrown out plans for a referendum on Indigenous recognition.
China letter looks like Adani's idea
Federal Government ministers have written a formal letter to China in support of the Adani Carmichael coal project.
Court rules on ignorant citizens
A High Court ruling has left Australia without a majority government, deputy PM, agriculture and regional development minister.
NT fields fracking report
If the Northern Territory dives headlong into gas development, it could make up to $5.8 billion over 25 years.
PC calls for carbon tax
The Productivity Commission has called for a carbon tax, describing Australia’s energy system as “an appalling mess”.
Robo-assistant suffers serious lag
Completion of the Nadia virtual assistant for the NDIS has been pushed back, with the Government revealing that work has been stopped for several months.
Rural roaming claim rejected
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says Australia’s mobile blackspots will not be filled by open roaming.
ASIC wants higher fines
ASIC has called for steeper fines and longer jail terms for corporate crooks.
Authorities reflect on house debt
ANZ and APRA appear to agree on the risks of rising household debt.
Blockchain tops transfers
The University of Sydney has developed a blockchain system for financial transfers that is faster than almost any other.
Call for more say at AGMs
Some of Australia’s biggest superannuation funds want shareholders to have greater powers to be heard at company AGMs.
FOI lodged for DFAT's Adani work
DFAT will be questioned over alleged secret approaches to foreign agencies for money to back Adani's Carmichael coal mine.
APVMA shift shunted along
The relocation of the federal government’s pesticides authority has been fast-tracked.
Direction alleged in AFP raid
Unions are outraged over an AFP raid that has led to the resignation of an employment department staffer.
Federal cyber skills lacking
The Immigration Department and the ATO are failing to meet government cyber-security standards, according to a new report.
Harris says PS heads lacking
The head of the Productivity Commission has criticised public sector heads for a lack of creative thinking.
LGA wants bullying code
SA councils want new laws to deal with bullying and harassment, but the Local Government Minister is not onboard.
Car claims queried
Authorities say Australians are being are being misled by environmentally-friendly vehicle claims.