Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - August, 2016
Councils make bank divestment
The retirement fund for NSW local council workers is taking a stand on dodgy corporate conduct at major banks.
Raft of charges for ex-union figure
Kathy Jackson has been hit with 70 charges of theft and deception-related offences.
States urged to start asylum training
All Australian governments are being urged to let asylum seekers study at TAFE.
Brazil spill pinned on design
Investigators say a string of construction and design flaws led to last year’s fatal Samarco mine disaster in Brazil.
Chimps prefer working together
Researchers say chimpanzees are five times more likely to cooperate than compete.
Gas ban goes deeper
Victoria will ban exploration and development of unconventional gas, including coal seam gas and fracking.
ICAC details dodgy donations
A string of former NSW Liberal figures have been named in a corruption inquiry report.
McAleese entering administration
Embattled transport firm McAleese is entering voluntary administration.
Billing figures used to bag Labor
New bulk billing figures prove the ‘Mediscare’ campaign had no basis...
BOC blamed in gas review
NSW Health has issued its report on disturbing gas mix ups at a Sydney hospital.
Macdonald named in mining trial
Former NSW mining minister Ian Macdonald has failed to keep criminal charges against him secret.
QLD to probe coal conditions
The Queensland Government will launch a parliamentary review into the resurgence of black lung, or coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP).
Vic reveals ride-sharing regulation
The Victorian Government plans to legalise Uber by imposing a $2 levy on all taxi and ride-sharing trips.
Weather-watchers turning off
Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) staff nationwide are beginning a fortnight of industrial action.
Gender pay gap dips, still growing
New figures show even the finance sector is not immune to the gender pay gap.
VET cap in the works
The Federal Education Minister has indicated he might cap loans to vocational education students.
ASIC sale stirs strong concern
Tens of thousands of people are trying to stop the Turnbull government from trying to privatise ASIC’s corporate registry.
Public execs feel most valued
Public servants have unleashed on the poor communication skills of their senior managers.
Footprint smashing slightly less
Humans appear to have slowed down the rate at which they are destroying the planet.