- 'We need to get tough on truckies'
- Hinch freed from jail sans beard
- Woman nearly dies after lack of labelling
- Melbourne's rail horror
- Beach rules are a dog's breakfast
- East West protestors vow to continue fight
- Setting the record Strait
- Tyler Fishlock gets the 'all clear'
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- ivan tipp on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truckie bashing is GREAT for a few points Neil. But remember the driver of that small truck was a ratbag. more
- poppitt on Hinch freed from jail sans beard 50 days for $100,000.00 wow why would anyone pay fines. more
- jgl Melb on Hinch freed from jail sans beard A garden variety prison release,or the second coming of Christ? more
- Gloria on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn, please, please, please grow your beard back. more
- PH on Hinch freed from jail sans beard My first though looking at that photo was Darren James in 30 years time. more
- Pat Heuvel on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Definitely not the right thing to do. You want to crack down on someone? crack down on the ones that use their phones while ... more
- darrin on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn your lucky i know people have had to spend 1 day per $100 but i guess like most people with some fame to there name ... more
- Sarah on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truck drivers are constantly speeding on the roads I travel. I have watched a truck in front of me lose control and jack ... more
- joe on 'We need to get tough on truckies' I think a good idea for the point system on your licence is that the first 4 points are normal fines. Then next 4 points are ... more
- Russell Watts on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Neil, it should not matter if you are a truck driver or not, if you lose 12 points then you lose your licence. But the laws ... more
- Andrew on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Hi Neil. Why not extend fines to trucking companies as well as drivers? Truck company gets the same fine as the driver? Or a ... more
- poppitt on 'We need to get tough on truckies' They are supposed to be professional drivers, they are supposed to know the law. I think most truck drivers are fantastic ... more
- poppitt on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... Everything packaged or not should be labelled. It is not enough for the customer to ask, my son has gluten intolernace, asks ... more
- Wendy on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... How ridiculous not having to label fresh salad ingredients by law! It's still got ingredients and someone is still going to ... more
- Hazel Finney on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Bass Coast Council brought this ban through without proper consultation from the public. more
- Olga on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast We pay to camp on the foreshore on the peninsula where dogs can roam all day. They pee on our towels our kids are scared. ... more
- Aria Judilla on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Forget the beaches, we can't even take our kids to the park anymore because of the dogs that run up to them and paw them and ... more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast NO CONFIDENCE in the Bass Coast council more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Dogs on a lead at all times along Inverloch beach. Fine then $500 Bass Coast. We got a new Council full of spin and lies and ... more
- ian on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Have you ever sat near or on dog POO. more
Quota calls to see more women represented at the top of Australian companies
Westpac's Gail Kelly is one of the dozen women to hold the role of CEO in the ASX 500. (Photo: Michele Mossop)
With figures revealing females are grossly under-represented on boards and in executive roles in the top 200 listed Australian companies, the Director of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency has called for compulsory gender quotas.
Neil Mitchell program social commentator Nicole Brady backed these calls, saying a quota system was needed in order for more females to be represented at the top level of companies.
HAVE YOUR SAY: Should the government impose a quota to ensure companies appoint more women to their boards and executive roles? Comment below
The 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership found women hold 12.3 per cent of directorships among the ASX’s top 200 listed companies, and 9.2 per cent of women held executive roles in the ASX 500.
"Some people believe, and I'm one of them, we're going to have to bring in some quotas to give them a jolt, shake them up and get some women into these positions,” Nicole Brady said.
”It means that when boards are sitting around deciding who is going to fill the next vacancy on their board, when it's a bunch of men sitting around, they're going to have to become aware of their gender disparity, they're going to have to be aware of the fact there are no women sitting in that level of that company and go looking for one who is good enough to do it.”
However Neil Mitchell believed appointments should be made on a merit-based system.
"That means that if a man and a woman both apply for a job, when they walk into the interview before they've answered a question, the woman is in front,” he said.
Neil Mitchell said a quota-based system would mean companies wouldn’t ever know who would be the most able to run the organisation.
But Nicole Brady said despite women comprising 60 per cent of university graduates, 25-year-old females entering the workforce had the mentality that a board-level appointment was an unlikely achievement for them to reach in their career.
”I don't think we can agree that 90% of executive positions at Australian companies should be held by men because they're men,” she said.
LISTEN: Nicole Brady with Neil Mitchell:
Female CEOs. What's that? A new and previously unknown type of amino acids?Darren Thursday 29 November, 2012 - 4:16 PM
BRADY, GET OVER IT,YOU NEVER BE A CEO. OR YOU WILL NEVER CLEAN THEIR TOILETS.IAN Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 5:15 PM
I don't know what Nicole Brady is complaining about. There are lots of female CEOs. Who can forget Pacific Brands chief executive Sue Morphet who personally axed 1850 jobs and pulled Bonds manufacturing out of Australia entirely and into labour cheap China.Good for Australia? Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 2:42 PM
Appoint the most competent applicant. I'm damned sure I wouldn't want my money invested in a company that made appointments by quota, rather than by ability.David T. Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 9:15 AM
Nicole Brady reminds me of that quote from George Orwell's Animal Farm: "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."Sure, that makes sense Tuesday 27 November, 2012 - 7:36 PM
How many Women make it to the top." BLIGH ? KENEALLY.?LAWRENCE.? KERNOT.? MILNE.?and of all our "G/V". I REST MY CASE. "OH THERE IS "JULIAR" THAT IS THE LOWER PART OF OUR SYSTEM.IAN Tuesday 27 November, 2012 - 5:53 PM