Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - August, 2014
Self-identity supported by positive role models can be a major boost for neglected Australians.
Life wasted by unbalanced scale
While the term “work/life balance" is truly ubiquitous, a number of big names say that the “life” part deserves renewed focus.
Parents' roles start before most plan
Australian researchers say people should be more aware of epigenetics, and the various ways that a parent’s experiences can filter down to their child.
Rural business beaten-down by dry
Queensland’s wide range of wild weather is proving frustrating state-wide, with large parts suffering under drought conditions while others work to recover from floods.
Corruption on all sides as heads continue to roll
A man some considered one of the dodgiest politicians in New South Wales has resigned.
Locals drop Wikibomb for better recognition
Internet activists have fought back against an online gender imbalance.
Power challenged by game of phones
It has been a big weekend for electronic espionage and diplomatic hacktivism, with world leaders bugged, mocked, cracked and embarrassed as a result.
Long pay talks bring strikes up North
Northern Territory teachers will strike next week as their stoush drags into its second year.
Steinbeck inspires new feminist dimensions
A lively classroom debate has spawned a teen feminist movement aimed at shaking up the curriculum.
Abbott slams public sector's double baby pay
News Corp media outlets are accusing public servants of “double-dipping” into maternity leave.
Screws turned on interns as experts check the law
The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating the laws around unpaid internships, amid claims that some interns experience abuse and exploitation just to get their foot in the door.
Small slip stops port strike for now
A strike that could hold up millions in resource export has been delayed, because the organisers accidentally scheduled it at the wrong time.
Foreign force for Gorgon questioned
The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) says one company is trying to bring in dozens of foreign workers to avoid hiring Australians for a massive gas project in Western Australia.
Overhaul to bring short, fast path to work
Unions support the scrapping of medical review panels for injured South Australian workers, as part of a WorkCover overhaul.
Big grants to advance ideas for aging issues
The NHMRC will fund five teams looking at different elements of dementia.
Heads roll over developers' dodgy path
The Greens are seeking to remove a politician who admitted receiving payment from banned property developers.
Strike for new time in QLD
UPDATE 12/08: The Fair Work Commission has released an interim decision ordering the CFMEU to stop strike action at Curtis Island.
First steps made harder by harsh state of jobs
An unexpected jump in the unemployment rate has brought a particularly hard hit to youth joblessness.
Aboriginal gaps must be leapt by all
Senator Nova Peris says all Australians need to push for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people.
State sweeps set stage for unlikely federal probe
Some may be wondering what happened to a budding movement from a few months ago, when it appeared there would be a push to set up a federal corruption watchdog.
Backroom deals run deep at Living Victoria
An ombudsmen’s report has detailed the dodgy practices at a state government water authority.