Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - August, 2015
Dyson Heydon has ruled himself fit to continue running the royal commission into trade unions, sending the unions off to find new ways of avoiding the legal lens.
Cheat site boss resigns amid men-only revelation
The chief executive of the controversial dating site Ashley Madison has stepped down.
Labour worries could scuttle China deal
The Federal Government is ramping up its rhetoric to ensure the China free trade agreement (FTA) goes ahead.
Brain takes mistakes as time to learn
A high-tech study has revealed that the human brain really does learn from failure.
Adelaide takes bold steps in LGBTI celebration
Despite being inundated with negative and abusive feedback, the Adelaide City Council will install a rainbow walk to celebrate the city’s gay and lesbian community.
High Court to hear new anti-offshore case
Over 150 asylum seekers are challenging the legality of the Federal Government’s offshore processing policy.
Police bashing review raises small questions
Queensland's corruption watchdog has stood by a decision not to charge officers who allegedly bashed a man at a Gold Coast police station, but to punish the person who leaked the footage.
Sad harassment continues after Court's abortion ruling
The Supreme Court of Victoria will not force the Melbourne City Council to crack down on a decades-old protest in which members of religious groups harass and intimidate women as they enter an abortion clinic.
Divorce and separation tools to ease familiar strain
Researchers are working on online tools to support parents during separation and divorce.
Food scientist slams organic myths
Eating organic foods may be good for personal gratification or Facebook posts, but new research suggests it may not be all the people think.
New stats show gender gaps at work
New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data reveals women are dramatically underrepresented in leadership positions across business and public life, despite high levels of education.
Small-scale psychology for help on the run
Deakin University experts are developing a pocket-sized psychologist.
Gorgon FIFO strike could damage image
Western Australia’s peak business lobby has warned that a FIFO workers strike could damage future investment.
Studies line kids up for disappearing jobs
A new study says that 60 per cent of Australian students are studying for jobs that will not exists, or be very different, in 15 years’ time.
Anti-Abbott war chest to top $30 million
Reports say the ACTU is setting up a $30 million campaign to spread anti-Abbott messaging.
Finance boss slams red tape inventors
The most powerful woman in the Commonwealth bureaucracy says public servants “make up” red tape.
Push for public sector to Restart with older staff
Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan says more flexible work arrangements could help retain older workers in the public service.
Green group gag seems barely necessary
The Federal Government is continuing its push to change environmental approval laws so that activists and environmentalists cannot hinder mining projects.
Jig is certainly up for Jackson
Former Health Services Union (HSU) boss Kathy Jackson has been ordered to pay over $1.3 million in compensation misappropriating union funds.
Lockouts' effects inspected
A legal expert says pub and club lockout laws might not be the reason alcohol-fuelled violence is down in some cities, despite claims of their success.
Building cop bid fails
The Federal Government will keep fighting to bring back the workplace cop - the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) - after failing to reintroduce it this week.