Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - October, 2016
Woolworths is facing off with the ACCC over claims of unconscionable conduct between its retailers and suppliers.
Theme park reviews starting
As communities continue to struggle with last week’s fatal Dreamworld accident, authorities are beginning investigations.
Blood bank database cracked
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has hit by been one of the largest data breaches in Australia's history.
SAPN loses price appeal
The Australian Competition Tribunal has backed the AER’s denial of SA Power Networks’ plan to collect more revenue.
Taskforce to tackle power moves
Victoria is setting up a taskforce to plan closure of the Hazelwood coal-fired power station.
Google backs exciting ideas
Google has provided $5 million to see a new generation of Australian brainchildren come to life.
Pay gap stable, but sources shift
The gender pay gap is stable, but the reasons behind it are changing.
Research ranks show Brisbane bump
Nature has released its list of Australia’s best research institutions.
FWC to air DHS dispute
The Department of Human Services (DHS) will appear in the industrial tribunal next week.
Black Sea shipwrecks revealed
Robots scanning the seabed have stumbled on a stunning set of ancient shipwrecks.
Strict speeds could impede focus
Could taking a hard line on speed limits actually decrease road safety?
Tudge judges weak welfare rules
The Human Services Minister says expectations on dole recipients are “miserably low”.
Coal bump coming soon
Analysts say the price of coal is about to rise, and could deliver a $A23.6bn boost to big mining groups listed in London.
Free frequencies on the block
ACMA has put out a consultation paper on plans to auction off broadband spectrum.
Hard sell for WA power plans
The WA Government is feeling the heat for attempts to sell its power network.
Pot bill passes in QLD
Queensland has passed laws allowing Queensland GPs to prescribe medicinal cannabis for patients.