Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - November, 2013
A new system developed by University of Adelaide engineers can model and predict temperatures within a building, promising significant reductions in commercial energy use.
A new project has been launched to find out exactly how the values of people in rural areas are affected by land use conflicts caused by CSG drilling, wind farms, irrigation and agriculture.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has proposed a re-assessment of certain visa rules, in an effort to help the very youngest members of the workforce.
Legislation has been put before the House of Representatives which is intended to make it easier for business to work within the paid parental leave scheme.
An enterprise bargaining stand-off at the University of Adelaide may hold up results for students, after little progress has been made from months of talks.
A survey has shown that engineering students should be more aware of the public and social welfare issues in their projects, or risk focusing too much on the technical and not enough on the human element.
The Federal Government has accused the former Labor-led government of planning to cut thousands of public service jobs, without telling the public or making budgetary allowances for redundancies.
Hundreds have lost their jobs as prominent mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar continues to feel the strain of a not-quite-booming resources sector.
An industrial dispute lasting more than a year of back-and-forth is over, with workers at the Yallourn power station in the Latrobe Valley accepting a final wage agreement.
Nearly thirty schools were closed as over 1,800 teachers went on strike in the Northern Territory this week – and they say the industrial action will continue.
The maiden speech of Australia's first Indigenous woman in Federal Parliament could be the start of a new era in the political and social treatment of the country’s original inhabitants.
With exports on the rise and a huge government focus on infrastructure and transport, it would stand to reason that securing borders from invasive diseases and destructive life-forms has become more important than ever – but regardless, the Federal Department of Agriculture is looking to shed over 200 biosecurity staff.