Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - October, 2020
The ATO has warned businesses not to use coronavirus subsidies to fund executive bonuses.
Female FWC role questioned
A new report finds female figures on the Fair Work Commission are being sidelined from Full Bench matters.
A former Frankston City Council manager has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment ...
Lord Mayor backs off bigotry
Perth’s Lord Mayor has apologised for comments he made about transgender people on breakfast radio.
More funds flow to favoured seats
A parliamentary inquiring has exposed the wonky distribution of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.
MDBA lacks key representation
The Murray Darling Basin Authority has no Indigenous board members, despite laws requiring Aboriginal representation.
Nurse refers Palaszczuk to HRC
A Queensland nurse has referred the state’s political leaders to the Human Rights Commission.
Train boss payments probed
A Victorian public transport executive allegedly received payments from a company after it was awarded over $40 million in contracts.
Basic pay could cut poverty
Research finds a universal basic income in Australia would lift thousands out of poverty.
Inclusion study shows 2.5m offline
The latest national digital inclusion report shows many groups continue to miss out on the benefits of being online.
NBN pay questioned
NBN Co has defended spending millions of dollars on executive bonuses amid a severe economic depression.
STEM exit surveyed
A new survey has found nearly one in five Australian scientists are planning to leave the profession.
ASIC advice bill questioned
ASIC chair James Shipton has stepped aside pending outcome of investigation into a massive tax advice bill.
Anti-bribery group goes live
The AFP and Attorney-General’s department have this week launched the Bribery Prevention Network ...
CIA Australian attack reported
Russian agents have been accused of a ‘microwave attack’ on CIA agents in Australia.
Qantas lobbies for lower bar
Qantas has been accused of having one stance on climate change in public and another in private.
'Slavery' claimed in shipping
A transport workers' union says Australian ports are relying on “slavery”.
Airport cover-up probed
An attempted government cover-up over a bungled $30 million airport deal has been exposed.
Comcare watching COVID return
The federal insurer Comcare has issued guidance on a COVID-safe transition back to work.