Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - April, 2018
APRA has slammed CommBank over events surrounding its alleged 53,00 breaches of ...
QLD joins redress scheme
Queensland has become the third state to commit to a national redress scheme for survivors of sexual abuse in government-run institutions.
Gonski calls for big shift
The new Gonski report says Australia's school curriculum should be changed to focus to individual student achievements.
Telstra fined for billing rip-off
Telstra has been fined $10 million for signing up mobile customers for ‘premium billing’ without their knowledge or agreement.
QC calls for AMP charges
The banking royal commission has recommended AMP be prosecuted for misleading the corporate regulator.
Small fine for Crown fix
Victoria’s gambling regulator has handed casino-operator Crown a $300,000 fine for the illegal altering of poker machines.
ANAO suggestions rejected
The Treasury Department has dismissed all recommendations in a report on its corporate planning and reporting responsibilities.
Finkel finds ATAR ineffective
The chief scientist has described Australia’s university admissions test as “outdated” and “largely irrelevant”.
Second Doyle probe inconclusive
No final conclusions have been reached in the investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Robert Doyle ...
CSIRO reports on work challenges
A new report looks at the challenges for safety and workers’ compensation from new technologies and ways of working.
Unions push wage rise
Unions say a $50-a-week increase to the minimum wage would create up to 87,000 jobs in two years.
Andrews outlines power payments
The Victorian Government says it will pay people to find better power deals, in a plan the Opposition has labelled a “bribe”.
Call for coal fund re-jig
Environment Victoria wants a $90 million “clean coal” fun to be spent on the transition away from reliance on coal.
Feds boost DHS phone jobs
The Federal Government says it is hiring an additional 1,000 Centrelink call centre operators.
New site seeks cancer data
Twiggy Forrest has launched a universal database for cancer patients to share their medical records.
Queensland keeping facial tech
The Queensland Government is keeping facial recognition software installed for the Commonwealth Games in place, but will not say when it will be used.
TV lobby wants tighter 'net rules
The Australian TV lobby wants Facebook and Google to be more transparent ...
AMP grilled, CEO bails
AMP chief Craig Meller has quit amid scandals uncovered at the banking royal commission.
International student rates rise
International students now make up more than a quarter of enrolments at some universities.
O'Dwyer outlines profit penalties
The Federal Government is seeking bigger fines and jail terms for dodgy bankers and other corporate criminals.