The University of Sydney Business School has been asked by the United Nations to make its expertise in poverty alleviation available to the high level World Investment Forum to be held in Geneva in October. The biennial Forum, sponsored by the United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), traditionally attracts heads of government, senior […]
WOODSIDE Petroleum discovers more natural gas in its Toro-1 exploratory well, off the coast of Western Australia, potentially expanding its Pluto project.
Now that he is the leader of the Labor Party opposition, Bill Shorten likes to blame everything on Tony Abbott. Shorten says Abbott killed the car industry, but the beginning of the death of Australia’s local car industry was engineered by the Labor Party’s John Button, Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. Keating and Button knew […]
“A couple of weeks ago, the Lowy Institute’s Michael Fullilove packed the National Press Club,” said Nicholas Stuart, journalist. “He provocatively called his talk ‘a big Australia’ and didn’t disappoint. His answer, it seems, to pretty much all our problems is simple: grow. With size comes influence; we’ll be more robust; and barriers preventing us […]
Australia and New Zealand have been fighting Japan in a court case, in an attempt to stop Japan killing thousands of whales in Antarctica. Japan said their whaling was for research purposes, but Australians and New Zealanders were not convinced. There were celebrations in The Hague, at The International Court of Justice, as the court […]
Here we all are, in our own world, watching the TV news, seeing demonstrations, protests and in many cases, violence, in places on the other side of the world. The media tells and shows us these things are happening, but do we really understand why? Take Ukraine, for example. It seems Ukraine is suffering a […]
Last week, Woolworths announced financial year 2014 first half sales increased 6.0% on the previous year. Sales for Q2 were $16.2 billion, a 5.9% increase over Q2 2013. Grant O’Brien, Woolworths CEO, said the sales result reflected their “four Strategic Priorities that have shaped our focus over the last two years.” The success of Woolworths’ […]
Alan Gray looks at an Australian business that takes a shift from offline, to offline and online, and finally, online only.
Nyngan and Broken Hill are to each have solar electricity projects expected to produce 360,000 megawatt hours per year, enough to service more than 50,000 average homes. The AGL contract for the two projects was won by Arizona company, First Solar, Inc., awarding the framing manufacture and construction to Geelong’s IXL Group. The utility-scale solar […]
In an effort to disrupt the people smuggling business that often ends in deaths at sea, the Australian government is to transfer two surplus Australian patrol boats to Sri Lanka. In addition to providing the boats, Australia will train the Sri Lankan Navy on their use. In 2012, under the policies of the Labor government, […]