Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - April, 2016
Facebook’s big figures have halted a run of poor results for tech stocks.
Fines land after pain pill scam
The maker of Nurofen, Reckitt Benckiser, has been fined $1.7 million for its ‘targeted’ pain-relief products.
Sinodinos steers clear of money probe
Federal Government frontbencher Arthur Sinodinos is standing by his decision not to front a Senate committee.
UN called in island's identity fight
The 2,000 residents of Norfolk Island say Australia is trying to “re-colonise” their tiny South Pacific home.
Van ban in planning
Some councils along the New South Wales north coast could soon ban camper vans emblazoned with offensive slogans.
Asylum deal shattered in PNG
Asylum seekers may be able to claim damages from the Australian government following a ruling by the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Supreme Court.
Climate cuts land at CSIRO
The CSIRO has unveiled its formal restructuring plans, which include more than 275 job cuts.
SA work plan aims at baby-boomers
South Australia is looking to get the most out of the $3 trillion baby boomer market in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Beaconsfield review calls for more
Nearly 10 years after the Beaconsfield mine collapse left one worker dead and two others trapped underground, safety laws are still not strong enough.
Moves to stop doctor shopping
Victoria has put up $30 million to stop doctor and prescription “shopping”.
QLD closing costly loopholes
The Queensland Government has passed laws to avoid having to pick up the tab when big firms fail.
State makes bigger coal claim
The Victorian Government will take more royalties from some of the least efficient power stations in the country.
Stronger stance taken on steel dumps
The Federal Government has moved to combat the oversupply of Chinese steel.
Banks' bubble-boosting unveiled
An explosive report has revealed fraud and number-fudging is rife in the banking system.
Bendigo slammed for island operations
Bendigo Bank is under pressure to cease its operations on Nauru.
Preschool hours falling short
Research has found that sixty thousand Australian students will not receive the recommended number of preschool hours.
Bargaining brick wall could break
The ALP says it will unwind the LNP’s harsh public sector bargaining policy if it wins the next election.
Blame and bills in Palmer's wake
It will cost $93 million to start the cleanup of Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinery, the Queensland Government says.
Cyber abilities revealed/expanded
The Australian Government has admitted it can conduct cyber attacks.
Pride centre planned for LGBTI boost
The Victorian Government’s 2016 budget will include $15 million for Australia's first Pride Centre.
Risks rise in profitable science push
Australia's leading scientists are concerned that the CSIRO will lose millions of dollars in international grants.