Archived News for Finance Sector Professionals - June, 2020
Australia's largest insurance company says farmers with coal seam gas (CSG) infrastructure on their property will not be covered for public liability.
Green 'lawfare' denied
Research suggests major developments are not regularly held up because of legal challenges to environmental approvals.
HomeBuilder stalls early
The Federal Government still does not have agreement for its $25,000 HomeBuilder subsidy scheme.
Atlassian plans wood HQ
Australian tech firm Atlassian has announced plans to build the world's tallest hybrid timber tower for its new headquarters.
Coal firms getting collective
A mining lobby and coalition of coal producers could be authorised to collectively negotiate with the Port of Newcastle.
Fitbit bid questioned
Regulators are concerned about the amount of data Google would have access to if its buys Fitbit.
Minister denies welfare rise
The Social Services Minister has denied reports that the JobSeeker unemployment payment will rise by $75 a week...
Scams swindle $630m
Scammers used new technologies to rip about $630 million off Australians last year.
Union says metals hinge on plan
The ACTU says the Federal Government is putting the metals industry at risk with its lack of any emissions policy.
Big finds expected from SKA
Australia will soon be home to half of the most sensitive telescope ever.
Female CEOs bring millions
New research shows Australian companies do better when they have more women in leadership.
Finkel calls for efficiency
Australia’s chief scientist says the nation must do more to lift energy efficiency.
Lizards in live evolution
There is a type of small Australian lizard that sits in an interesting evolutionary middle ground.
PM hints at attack
Scott Morrison gave a vague address about cyber-security last week, and now experts have fleshed out his message.
Warning over COVID payback
New figures suggest Australia’s big money COVID-19 responses will not require serious austerity to repay.
Fee change to push regrowth
The Federal Government is preparing a tertiary fees overhaul that will see cheaper degrees in priority areas.
FWC orders wage rise
Millions of low-paid workers are expected to benefit from a Fair Work decision to boost the minimum wage.
RBA considered housing gag
Leaked documents suggest the Reserve Bank considered asking private firms not to record slumping property prices.
Brisbane reveals freezes
Brisbane City Council has announced a six-month rates freeze, despite its decimated finances.