New law will force 3,000 big companies to show they are stamping out slavery | World news

The federal government will force 3,000 big companies to explain how they are stamping out modern slavery, a move welcomed by anti-slavery campaigners. But unions and Labor say the changes will be “inadequate and ineffective” without the creation of an independent anti-slavery commissioner or penalties for corporations that breach their …

New GDPR privacy laws could leave Australian companies facing massive fines for data leaks

New GDPR privacy laws could leave Australian companies facing massive fines for data leaks

Updated May 08, 2018 08:34:10 Have you received a message from Twitter lately about protecting your data? Has eBay contacted you about your privacy rights? These companies, and others, are getting on the front foot ahead of a new privacy law coming into effect in the European Union this month. …

Fact check: Would companies that paid no tax in 2015-16 be unable to benefit from a tax cut so as to invest more and help lift wages? – Fact Check

Fact check: Would companies that paid no tax in 2015-16 be unable to benefit from a tax cut so as to invest more and help lift wages? – Fact Check

Posted April 23, 2018 05:53:24 Photo: Labor senator Murray Watt says that five companies who signed a letter in support of the Government’s enterprise tax plan and did not pay tax in 2015-16 would not be in a position to boost wages should the corporate tax cuts pass the Senate. …

Russian hacking: Up to 400 Australian companies caught up in cyber attacks blamed on Moscow

Russian hacking: Up to 400 Australian companies caught up in cyber attacks blamed on Moscow

Updated April 17, 2018 14:58:30 Video: Minister for Defence says there was no significant exploitation from Russian hackers (ABC News) Up to 400 Australian businesses may have been targeted by suspected Russian state-sponsored cyber attacks that have affected millions of machines worldwide, the Defence Minister Marise Payne has revealed. Key …

Small energy companies given helping hand in NEG draft

A leaked draft of the government’s National Energy Guarantee shows smaller energy retailers would be given a leg up to compete with larger players, in a bid to help bring down prices. The draft also shows coal would be on a level playing field with gas, hydro and peaking plants. …

Why defamation doesn’t just involve movie stars and media companies – RN

Why defamation doesn’t just involve movie stars and media companies – RN

Updated March 28, 2018 12:42:12 Photo: Rebel Wilson sued Bauer Media over articles that damaged her career by depicting her as a liar. (Getty Images: Lisa Maree Williams) When defamation makes the news it’s usually in connection with the rich and famous — like the case involving Australian actor Rebel …

North Korea: UN Security Council blacklists dozens of ships, companies over illegal smuggling

North Korea: UN Security Council blacklists dozens of ships, companies over illegal smuggling

Updated March 31, 2018 17:51:01 Photo: Washington requested the historic sanctions package. (Reuters) The United Nations Security Council has blacklisted dozens of ships and shipping companies over oil and coal smuggling by North Korea, boosting pressure on Pyongyang as leader Kim Jong-un plans to meet with his South Korean and …

Starbucks and other coffee companies must put cancer warning on California coffee, judge rules

Starbucks and other coffee companies must put cancer warning on California coffee, judge rules

Posted March 30, 2018 11:27:41 Photo: Starbucks failed to show that the roasting process was completely safe. (AP: Gene J. Puskar, File) Related Story: Bottoms up: Coffee drinking probably good for you, experts say Related Story: Why your morning coffee will taste different and cost more A Los Angeles judge …

Construction regulator needs ‘to do its job correctly’ to help companies stay in business

Construction regulator needs ‘to do its job correctly’ to help companies stay in business

Updated March 19, 2018 08:33:19 Photo: Business owner Stefan Styles says the industry is still recovering from a hard year. (ABC News: Louisa Rebgetz) A Brisbane business owner who is owed $1 million is furious at the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) for what he calls a lack of …