Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - March, 2018
Workplace researchers say training to reduce gender bias may be “lip service” that covers up the fact that things are getting worse.
Councils sign deal for trade training
The Queensland Government has signed an MoU with the LGAQ to help attract international trade and investment.
Google backs off binary ads
Google says it will stop carrying advertisements for binary options trading and other risky financial schemes.
Hussar says DV leave too limited
The Fair Work Commission says five days' unpaid domestic violence leave is appropriate, but one prominent victim says it is not enough.
Report plots wealth vs. welfare
Tax concessions for the wealthy cost the Commonwealth more than its four main welfare services combined, according to a new report.
Union decries ATO indicator
ATO staff are having their performance measured against the amount that taxpayers pay back, something their union says is “unfair and unreasonable”.
ACCC seeks big fine rise
The ACCC says billion-dollar Australian companies must be fined more for breaching the law.
Childcare strike for federal funding
Childcare workers have walked off the job nationwide to protest against low wages.
FSC calls for super expansion
A finance lobby has called for an inquiry into the growing lack of superannuation.
Jail time for department scam
A man has been jailed for phishing data under the guise of an NT government department.
Telstra admits bill deception
Telstra has admitted thousands of customers may have been charged for content they did not mean to buy.
Wagging can have lasting effect
Researchers say skipping school can set kids up for a lifetime of underachievement.
Big data could predict protests
Australian researchers are developing data mining software to predict civil unrest and other big social changes.
Grattan slams gold-plated power
A new report criticises several states for driving unnecessary investment in power networks ...
Banks face awkward questions
Big banks have been grilled at the financial services royal commission this week.
Fines outlined for Storm couple
The couple at the centre of the Storm Financial scandal could be charged $140,000 for failing to fulfil their duties ...
Despite the creation of 18,000 new jobs, Australia’s unemployment rate has edged up to 5.6 per cent.