Tagged: New South Wales

The squeeze on first home buyers continues

By Callam Pickering As it stand though it would be surprising if the investigation revealed that FHB activity was actually strong, particularly given the anecdotal evidence and other economic indicators that point to soft...

Workers concerned about snakes on western NSW site

Workers building a solar plant in western New South Wales have raised safety concerns including venomous snakes on their work site. Mr Kelly said the union’s last concern is that there were not enough...

ANZ, Deakin University set to harness Watson

By Supratim Adhikari With Deakin to serve as the testbed for Watson’s capabilities within an educational institution, the tech giant is also partnering with other Australian universities to launch cognitive computing courses, giving students...

Mateship program looks to curb building industry suicides

Unions and experts hope a new program based on construction industry workers looking out for their mates will curb a sector-wide suicide rate which is up to 25 per cent higher than the Australian...

DataRoom AM: Tinkler's return

By Daniel Palmer Another firm making significant progress on an IPO is homebuilder Simonds, which will begin investor roadshows within a fortnight ahead of a November listing worth as much as $200m, while Qatar-backed QMS is weighing a spinoff...

Westpac to cut hundreds of call centre jobs in Qld, WA

By Michael Janda The Finance Sector Union (FSU) says 231 jobs may be lost after the bank revealed a proposal to close its Gateway call centre in Queensland and West Coast centre in WA...

Brickworks lifts FY profit 21%

By Michael Roddan Brickworks says the first half of fiscal 2015 is likely to be the strongest construction market for more than a decade, but will face a stiff decline in profit margins, after...

External gas supply solution needed: Macfarlane

By John Conroy According to the newspaper, Mr Macfarlane addressed the issue of the coming gas supply squeeze in the state – which relies on other states for 95 per cent of its gas...

Insurers deliver record profits: KPMG

By Tony Kaye KPMG’s 2014 General Insurance Review noted that profit growth was driven by earnings from increasing premiums, albeit at a slower rate than previous years. "It was another year of benign catastrophic...

Government Panel Says Australia’s Laws Can’t Keep Up With Technology Like Uber

By Luke Hopewell Some state governments like New South Wales are looking to formalise app-based transport apps like Uber and GoCatch with new legislation that mandates minimum safety requirements, but ride-sharing services like Uber’s...