Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - September, 2019
Australia's peak legal body has criticised the Morrison government's attempt to improve press freedom.
Vic. hospitals hacked
Authorities have scrambled to respond after Victorian hospital computer networks were hacked in a ransomware attack.
Robo-debt run continues
Centrelink says it will run about 500,000 robo-debt reviews each year, despite calls to scrap the program.
ATO going for details
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) says it is going over every tax return lodged, looking for incorrect and fraudulent claims.
Green costs off-putting
Most people appear to believe that environmental sustainability will hamper quality of life.
Fine could follow WA escape
The private operator of WA’s prisons could face a $100,000 fine after a violent serial offender escaped.
Influence additions urged
Hundreds of Australia’s biggest companies have been asked to join the Foreign Influence Transparency Register.
ADF sees climate risks
An increase in natural disasters caused by climate change will stretch the capability of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), according to Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell.
Lobby jobs harm health
Experts say the revolving door between politics and big lobbies can be bad for our health.
Morrison dodges awkward talks
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has boldly avoided a global climate summit, spending time with the McDonald’s burger menu instead.
ASX insider trading 'rife'
A new report has slammed company directors for insider trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Awards plug gender efforts
Thirteen Australian institutions have been recognised this week for their efforts to improve gender equity and diversity.
Boeing announces payout
Boeing Co will pay $US144,500 ($213,242) each to the families of 346 people killed in two 737 MAX crashes.
Joyce chased for drought texts
Barnaby Joyce is being hounded over alleged reports he produced during his role as special drought envoy.
Kids' digital lives studied
The Federal Government has put up $34.9 million for a research centre focused on kids in the digital era.
NDIS accused of mental failings
A new report says the NDIS is not doing enough to support mentally ill Australians.
Study uncovers unprotected scans
Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images and data have been left open.
China expands social system
China is expanding its controversial Social Credit System to 33 million companies.