Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - September, 2018
Experts say legislation to expand surveillance into telecommunication devices could create “systemic weakness or vulnerability”.
Heavy warnings in bank report
An interim report from the banking royal commission carries some strong criticism of the financial services sector and government regulators.
Inpex shipment to sail soon
The multi-billion dollar Inpex-Icthys gas project will soon make its first shipment of gas to Japan.
NDIS underspend questioned
A key economist says NDIS underspending could hit $5 billion by the end of the financial year.
Tariff trial reviewed
A new study has reviewed the impact of electricity tariff structure changes on vulnerable households.
Royal report looms
The banking royal commission's interim report will soon be released to the public.
STEM study shows gender split
Patterns have been observed in academic grades of 1.6 million students, showing that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM.
Agencies want new push for balance
Advocates say progress toward gender equality in Australia has stalled.
SA losing protection scheme
The SA Government is scrapping laws intended to punish companies that exploit workers.
ABC leader sacked
ABC executives have sacked managing director Michelle Guthrie halfway through her term.
ASIC urges climate details
ASIC says Australian companies should do more to disclose risks posed by climate change.
Cilento switch to cost $500k
The move to rename Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children's Hospital should cost taxpayers up to $500,000.
Drugs firms found stashing cash
Oxfam says pharmaceutical companies avoided paying about $215 million in taxes in Australia each year for the last three years.
Labor backs TPP-11 trade deal
Federal Labor has given up its opposition the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Launderers lean on tech options
Authorities say cryptocurrencies are are among new methods of money laundering by sophisticated criminals.
Law Council warns of weakness
The Law Council says Australia’s decryption laws could make it the weakest link in the ‘Five Eyes’ network.
Schott fires at PM's plans
Energy Security Board chair Kerry Schott has warned the Morrison government against threats to energy companies.
Insurance inquiries closing
Senior counsel assisting the royal commission Rowena Orr is summing up the insurance hearings of the banking royal commission.
PM launches big school boost
A new school funding deal will see Catholic and independent schools receive an extra $4.5 billion.
Top NAB pay could be cut
NAB has adjusted its executive pay packets in response to community concern.