Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - April, 2022
Major universities have backed calls for the creation of a new body focussed on funding defence-related research.
Power prices rising fast
Reliance on old technology is pushing up Australia’s wholesale power prices, and could lead to higher bills for households.
ALP pledges contractor cut
The ALP says it would cut government spending on contractors and consultants by $3 billion if it were in government.
NSW seeks board balance
The NSW Government has imposed gender targets on board positions for state owned corporations.
Beetaloo boost secured
The Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments have signed off on a funding deal to accelerate Beetaloo Basin gas production.
Big uni boost requested
The Federal Government has been urged to increase university funding to save the higher education sector.
China coal drop forecast
Experts say China’s demand for coal imports, including from Australia, will drop significantly by 2025.
Crypto knocked by reporting
New analysis has found media reporting on cryptocurrencies could explain their volatility.
Green readiness ranked
Woodside and Santos are low on a list of energy companies ranked by low-carbon readiness.
Local drug boost suggested
Experts say it is time for Australia to step up as a drug and vaccine manufacturer.
Locals lag in green shift
A new survey suggests Australians are lagging behind in their willingness to change carbon-creating habits.
Major inquiry call rejected
The Queensland Government has rejected calls for an inquiry into lobbying and public service politicisation.
Musk makes Twitter move
Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $61.4 billion in one of the biggest leveraged buyout deals in history.
NT solar giant looms
More details have been released for a planned $30 billion solar energy project in the Northern Territory.
Shortages smash local firms
Building industry insiders say companies and subcontractors will continue to hit the wall due to a material supply crisis.
Trivago slammed for suggestions
Online hotel-booking company Trivago has been fined $44.7 million for misleading consumers.
China deal leak claimed
A security pact between China and Solomon Islands has been described as “the worst Australian foreign policy blunder in the Pacific”, and new details suggest intervention could have come earlier.