Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - November, 2019
The Coalition has failed to pass its signature laws aimed at cracking down on unions.
Rogue charity stripped
The charity regulator has stripped the activist group Aussie Farms of charity status.
MTC gets big prison deal
A $1.3 billion prison contract has been handed to a company facing grim allegations at its US operations.
Respect events supported
Victorian councils are supporting 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
Robodebt was 'unlawful'
The Federal Government has admitted its robodebt scheme was unlawful, as it settles a legal challenge.
Women face extra climate effects
New research suggests climate change will have a particularly negative impact on women.
Uber loses London license
Uber has lost its London operating licence over a “pattern of failures” on safety and security.
Virtual anger as nursing aid
Nursing students may soon face a barrage of insults and belligerence from a VR simulation of an angry patient.
Free upgrades go awkwardly
Telstra's attempt to upgrade 770,000 NBN customers to higher speed plans for free has partially backfired.
Global study shows over-investment
Leading research groups have joined the UN to warn of ‘overinvestment’ in fossil fuels.
PM commits $500m for aged care
The Federal Government has announced a $537 million aged care funding package.
Telstra to repay ripped off users
Telstra has made a series of pledges after it was found to have ripped off remote customers.
Class action over credit 'junk'
Class actions are being launched against ANZ and Westpac over “junk” insurance policies.
IOOF still reviewing
A beleaguered wealth management company says it has not begun refunding customers the estimated $223 million it owes them.
Westpac faces huge fines
Westpac is facing big fines over ‘serious and systemic’ anti-money laundering breaches, according to AUSTRAC.
Developer influence detailed
A corruption inquiry has been told that two City of Casey councillors held ‘very significant’ financial ties to developers.
PC audits NT child money
The Productivity Commission says around half a billion in spending on NT child protection has been used inefficiently.
WA corruption probes begin
An inquiry into alleged multi-million-dollar corruption in WA's Housing Authority gets underway this week.
Ag boost sought synthetically
Synthetic biology could transform Australia’s agricultural sector into a $100 billion industry.