Archived News for Industry Professionals - October, 2013
The Federal Defence Minister wants Australia to get more involved in exporting military hardware, with a review launched into the current practice of keeping gear here in the interests of safety.
The Federal Government has begun to finalise the terms of reference for its enquiry into deaths related to a government home insulation scheme, but already it has been called a political witch-hunt.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has taken steps in response to the horrendous working conditions of many factories in Bangladesh, following the recent deaths of over a thousand workers.
Feedback has shown people feel safer on public transport when there are protective service officers (PSOs) around, but the overall perception is probably not what the police were aiming for.
The New South Wales Transport Workers Union has come to the defence of a heavy vehicle operator allegedly in the firing line of one of the worst bosses in the industry.
If there is one substance mankind is producing in abundance and looks likely to continue doing so, it would be carbon dioxide – but a new development may see the ability to turn large amounts of CO2 into biofuel.
A large number of respondents to a recent survey say governments should take a more active role in controlling food labels to improve public health, education and benefit the environment.
It seems phone providers have stepped-up their game, or customers have relaxed a bit, with figures showing the number of phone industry complaints dropping by around a quarter in some states.
Treasurer Joe Hockey was responding to fears over lost potential resource profits in his recent move to raise the debt ceiling and boost the RBA, reports say.
Schools in New South Wales have seen the start of benefits from the multi-billion dollar education funding reforms installed by the previous federal government.