Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - March, 2019
More reforms are needed to address the dysfunctional state of energy retailing in Australia, the ACCC says.
ATO shows low tax for big money
New ATO stats show 69 Australian millionaires did not pay income tax last financial year.
Jail threat for tech heads
The Federal Government is considering jailing social media executives whose networks fail to remove terrorist content.
Japan receives our first green hydro
Experts are celebrating the first production and export of “green hydrogen” from Australia to Japan.
Labor goes for green cars
The ALP has put together a climate change policy that includes tax breaks for businesses to buy electric cars.
Microsoft warns of encryption impact
Microsoft president Brad Smith says federal decryption laws make companies wary of storing customer data in Australia.
NBN closing 12Mbps options
NBN Co is moving to kill off 12Mbps broadband plans, pushing users onto more expensive deals.
Payout ruled in Roundup case
A US jury has awarded $114 million to a man who said his use of weed killer Roundup caused his cancer.
Pokies baron pushing mayors
Bruce Mathieson Jr has offered to pay for community services in exchange for more favourable treatment for gaming venues.
WA to probe climate-health links
The WA Government has announced a broad-ranging inquiry into the health impacts of climate change.
Australia boosts China links
The Federal Government will spend $44 million to “turbo charge” Australia’s engagement with China.
Science chief backs edit ban
Australian Academy of Science president Professor John Shine has backed calls for a ban on clinical uses of genetic editing.
Big spend for simulated military
A new deal will add a high-tech edge to the Australian Defence Force’s personnel training.
Court looms over SA rates hike
The operator of SA’s Port Pirie smelter has launched legal action over a council rates hike.
Emissions hit record in 2018
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says global carbon emissions hit a record high in 2018.
Local gun lobby near NRA funding
A new report says Australia’s gun lobby spends about as much per capita as the NRA in the United States.
Settlements over opioid epidemic
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has reached a $US270 million settlement over claims it fuelled an opioid abuse epidemic.
ARC issues research report
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has released its latest State of Australian University Research report.
Labor pledges wage lift
The Opposition says the minimum wage is too low, and has pledged measures to lift it.