Archived News for Finance Sector Professionals - February, 2019
Australian media stalwart Ita Buttrose has been appointed chair of the ABC.
Labor proposes oil bank
Labor says it would create a national stockpile of crude oil and fuel to avoid looming shortages.
Women wait decades to be even
Women could earn the same as men in most management roles within the next two decades, a new report shows.
ATO leaker faces absurd sentence
An Australian Tax Office whistleblower facing 161 years in prison will not be covered by new protections.
Telco issues aired
Over ten per cent of complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman are about managing telco debt.
Jailed former MP on bail
After almost 2 years behind bars, former NSW minister Ian Macdonald has been granted bail.
PM picks up predecessor's plan
The Federal Government is topping up the Snowy 2.0 project as part of its pre-election renewable energy pitch.
Port probes ordered
A NSW parliamentary committee says a secret port deal in NSW should be investigated further.
AAT jobs for LNP friends
The Federal Government has been slammed for “stacking” the administrative appeals tribunal with political allies.
Business wants to keep casuals
Crossbench senators are being pushed defend protections for casual workers.
PM tops up emissions money
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $2 billion boost to the scheme that pays big polluters not to pollute.
China halts local coal
The Australian dollar took a hit on Friday after China announced an indefinite ban on coal imports.
RBA holding firm
The RBA will not change monetary policy in the near term, despite banks expecting at least one interest rate cut this year.
Wilson referral rejected
The Speaker of the House has rejected an attempt to sanction Tim Wilson for his handling of the franking credit inquiry.
ASIC mulls banking revelations
ASIC is looking at over 40 court cases — including criminal prosecutions — stemming from the banking royal commission.
Teachers push back on banks
After decades of Dollarmites, teachers now want big banks out of their classrooms.
Ex-Ipswich CEO jailed
Former Ipswich City Council chief executive Carl Wulff has been jailed for receiving close to $240,000 in corrupt payments.
Big firms ignore rising risks
Australia's biggest companies are not doing enough to mitigate the risks of climate change, a new report has found.