Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - September, 2015
Five vegetable packers have been awarded $17.4 million compensation after one of the most disturbing sexual harassment cases to appear in a US court.
Musk says climate refugees will mark future
Billionaire Elon Musk - co-founder of electric car company Tesla Motors - says climate change will bring about a refugee crisis of catastrophic proportion.
Skills study shows high-end pressure
HR experts have ranked Australia near the top in the world for wage pressure in high-skill industries.
Transfield boss deflects flak
The chief executive of Transfield Services - Australia's offshore detention centre management company - says advocacy groups should be able to lobby against offshore detention of asylum seekers.
NuCoal loses latest bid to dodge corruption claims
A case brought by NuCoal Resources against the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has been rejected by the Supreme Court.
Safety stakes raised amid mass sacking
Serious concerns have been raised about the health and safety impacts of mining firm BMA’s decision to sack 300 full-time staff in Queensland.
Telcos seek mass-surveillance money
Australian telcos big and small are calling on the Federal Government for clarity about their data retention obligations.
Disgusting drug move marks TPP risk
The well-publicised hike in the price of an essential medicine this week raises serious issues about the design of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an intellectual property expert has warned.
Fee deregulation back to drawing board
The Turnbull Government has hinted that it may scrap the Abbott Government's plan to let universities set their own fees.
Labor looks to lock down great minds
The ALP says it wants to encourage brilliant minds to start new companies in Australia.
Radicalisation book reeks of paranoid push
The Federal Government has launched a 32-page booklet that it says will help prevent radicalisation of young Australian minds.
Violent views grow among young
A new study has again shown the disturbing prevalence of views that excuse violence against women.
Transparency talk seeks thinner veil
An expert on public sector integrity is today delivering a lecture titled; ‘Government resistance to greater transparency: rational or self defeating?’
Turnbull to launch anti-violence fight
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared “real men don't hit women” ahead of a new $41 million domestic violence response package to be unveiled today.
Float forecast for Apply Direct
Online HR firm Apply Direct is reportedly considering a stock market debut.
Payday lender put in sinbin
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has suspended the credit licence of PAID International Ltd because it is insolvent and stopped providing loans.
Sims speaks on Harper help again
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman has again spoken of the need to take on recommendations from the Harper Review of competition policy.
Airport strike over stripped conditions
Industrial action is upsetting passengers at Sydney Airport's international terminal this week, as strikes increase waiting times.
Car chiefs face fines in the billions
UPDATE 23/09 - Volkswagen has now admitted installing its dodgy emissions test “defeat devices” in 11 million clean diesel cars sold worldwide, the vast majority of which were in Europe.
Union trial hears of huge paper trail
Explosive allegations and evidence have been aired at the trade union royal commission.