Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - December, 2018
Activists are trying to stop insurance companies from backing Adani’s Carmichael mine project.
The unemployment rate has increased despite the creation of more than 37,000 jobs last month.
Constant re-jigs slammed
Martin Parkinson says the federal public service should not be treated as a toy for politically-driven restructures.
Ethics group for NSW planning
The NSW government will set up a new ethics unit inside its planning department.
ICAC raids NSW Labor
NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has raided the headquarters of the New South Wales Labor Party in Sydney.
Supermarket seeks seafood improvement
Woolworths has joined with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to improve the packaging of seafood.
Watchdog working group forms
A working group has been formed to design Australia’s national corruption watchdog.
ASIC wants AMP evidence
ASIC has launched legal action in a bid find more evidence in the fee-for-no-service scandal.
Ex-union head destroyed documents
A former Queensland union boss has been found guilty of destroying documents ahead of a royal commission.
FWC could take on gender equity
Labor says it would make the Fair Work Commission reduce the gender pay gap if it wins next year’s federal election.
Shoppers keen to count carbon
A new study has found shoppers underestimate the carbon cost of their food choices, but they would like to know more.
Aged care funds increased
The Federal Government has announced an over $500 million increase in aged care funding.
Power sector outlines new price
Energy retailers have come up with their own system to help consumers shop around.
Summit reaches emissions deal
The UN climate summit has come up with universal, transparent rules on how to cut emissions and curb global warming.
Visa spend raised
The Federal Government has announced it will spend another $72.3 million outsourcing its visa processing platform.
Western studies find home
The University of Wollongong will soon offer a controversial Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation degree.
ANZ rigging roles revealed
Reports say knowledge of ANZ's rate-rigging program went right to the top.
Tax stats show low input
New stats show ten companies are paying 45 per cent of all corporate tax in Australia.
Federal corruption court coming
The Federal Government says it will establish a national anti-corruption body, the Commonwealth Integrity Commission.
Holes in pole sale reviewed
NSW’s auditor-general says the State Government revealed its Ausgrid asking price too early.
QLD train fail reviewed
An inquiry has found the multi-billion-dollar contract to build new trains for Queensland was flawed from the start.