Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - September, 2014
The high cost of child care is keeping tens of thousands of Australian parents from working, even though they want to.
Jobs lost early by gilded CV
With unemployment at worrisome highs and changes on the way to make welfare stricter for jobseekers, one expert is trying to help all those hunting work.
New probe will prod QLD LNP right up to election
An unprecedented probe into the Queensland Government has been launched, and there is very little that it will not investigate about the current LNP regime.
Big businesses pay no mind to minor differences
Reports say safety is about the only reason Australian employers feel the need to ban the burqa.
Port workers see short end of big union payments
Workers at ports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane could walk off the job this week, at the same time as reports say their union is willing to sell them out.
Possible rights breach in harsh new rules
A parliamentary review overseen by an LNP member has found that a budget measure forcing young jobseekers to wait months for benefits could put them at serious risk.
Reforms could compensate for wild Comcare claims
The Federal Government is rumoured to be preparing an assault on the public service's “compo culture”.
Big hearts help young man's narrow problem
A touching Australian charity effort has extended the life of one young Timorese boy.
Big push to grab gas
A big campaign has been launched this week to push for an Australian domestic gas reservation policy.
Locals lock-down sites in anti-coal spree
Activists claim to have shut down production at a number of mines in New South Wales, after community groups made a concerted effort to impede Whitehaven Coal.
Tax grift taking billions
New investigations have shown just how much money Australia’s biggest companies are avoiding paying in tax.
Funds to boost skills in Long Day Care
A new scheme has been launched with the aim of boosting professional development in the day care sector.
Home-buyers report five year run-up for many
A new study shows that twenty-five per cent of first home buyers saved for more than five years before buying their property.
Welfare cut for those who don't turn up
Proposed new laws are aimed at getting more job-seekers to turn up to their appointments with providers.
Spy bills spell deeper looks online
Experts have analysed just how much freedom Australian citizens have given up to fight the abstract enemy of terrorism.
Wage deal still won't wash with unions
There are signs of change on proposals which have caused indignation across Tasmania.
Baby issues are big problems
Insiders say pregnancy discrimination is widespread in Australian workplaces, and cases of women being marginalised for becoming mothers are on the rise.
Corrupt procurement study makes global stage
Three Queensland researchers have had their work on cutting corruption featured in one of the most authoritative publications in the world.
Prison painted as cheap welfare in NT talks
A speech this week explored the idea that the Northern Territory’s rising prison population has been helping keep the economy in check.
Union clings to Labor's line as LNP forces change
Farmers, industry groups and the Federal Government are all calling for reform of coastal shipping regulations, but the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says it won’t happen without a fight.
Broad body puts out call for job support
More than forty companies that support the building, mining and energy industries say Federal Government moves could put thousands of jobs at risk.