Thursday, June 27, 2019

Christopher Pyne post politics job fails the pub test, says Transparency International chief

Christopher Pyne's post-politics appointment as a consultant to advisory firm Ernst & Young fails the pub test according to Transparency International chief executive Serena Lillywhite. 

Labor strategist Bruce Hawker agrees there are perception problems even though Ernst & Young say Mr Pyne's work will be in the private sector rather than government. 

Here's my report from The World Today

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Nuclear energy an option to avert "climate disaster" report warns

The "nuclear option" has been raised as a real possibility to secure Australia's energy needs and to avert a "climate disaster" within fifty years. 

A report from Industry Super Australia says nuclear energy shouldn't be excluded and that a switch to renewables such as wind and solar won't be enough. 

Industry Super Australia chief economist Stephen Anthony speaks with the ABC's Peter Ryan.

Read the story here

Monday, June 24, 2019

Late payments holding up $7 billion in small business cashflow - I speak with Xero chief executive Trent Innes

Small and medium businesses are losing as much as $7 billion a year because bigger companies aren't paying their bills on time. 

A study of 150,000 conducted by the business software company Xero found late payments on invoices worth $115 billion create a "domino effect" by tying up cash flow. 

Xero chief executive Trent Innes speaks with ABC's Peter Ryan.