Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - November, 2017
APRA says it may take regulatory action to force the finance sector to respond to climate change.
BCA wants skills boost
The Business Council says more funding will be needed to avoid massive skills shortages.
Call for more leaker protections
A whistleblower who was a major cause for the banking royal commission says he received death threats.
Collegiate darkness exposed
A new report has painted a disturbing picture of heavy drinking and sexual harassment at elite colleges.
Foreign funding for Adani possible
Moves are afoot to secure funding from China to back Adani’s Carmichael mine.
AG slams Victorian IT
Victoria’s auditor-general says the state's IT recovery systems are not good enough, and could fail under attack.
Bank probe backed by Big Four
The Prime Minister has announced a Royal Commission into the banking sector.
Big claims expected after wage ruling
A court ruling has found an industrial loophole leaving Queensland apprentices underpaid for almost four years.
Bill up for new ICAC
NT's Labor Government says it will have an anti-corruption commission up and running next year.
Study plots escort preferences
A new study has shown that in Australia, a relatively low proportion of male escorts are hired by women.
Study shows commuter risks
Experts have warned that the noise levels experienced during a trip to work are enough to induce hearing loss.
Doctors call for jail age increase
Doctors have joined a push to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years old.
NBN boss buffers issues
While customer confusion reigns, NBN chief Bill Morrow says he is “not the police”.
White Paper plots US reign
The Federal Government has unveiled its Foreign Policy White Paper, designed to guide relations for the next decade.
Call to stem academic sex
RMIT has called for all universities to consider a blanket ban on sex between faculty members and students.
Migrants under-valued, study says
Migrants are getting stuck in part-time and insecure work that does not recognise their qualifications, according to a new study.
Report plots unpaid billions
Unpaid overtime sees Australian workers hand back about $130 billion a year to their employers, the Australia Institute says.
SA re-ignites Gonski fight
South Australia has continued the stand-off over the Federal Government's Gonski 2.0 education plan.
UK bank boss gives GFC warning
The former governor of the Bank of England the banking sector has not learned lessons ...
Department heads make domestic pledge
DPMC boss Martin Parkinson says the public service must confront the impact of violence against women as a workplace and moral issue.
Developer help alleged
Media reports say a Queensland mayor lobbied his council to support a development by one of his campaign donors ...