Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - November, 2020
Australia’s military and defence spending is reaching an eye-watering level.
Qantas opts for outsourcing
Qantas has shot down a union bid and will outsource more than 2,000 ground staff roles across 10 airports.
Alinta fined for health risk
Alinta Energy has been hit with a $200,000 fine for putting vulnerable customers at risk.
Banks lax on tech risks
Australia’s big banks have been slammed for their lax cyber security practices.
JobSeeker level surveyed
Economists have been surveyed about the appropriate level of welfare in Australia.
UK launching tech regulator
The UK is setting up a new watchdog for Google, Facebook and other tech giants.
Equality efforts on 'autopilot'
New data shows a decline in employer action on gender equality prior to the impact of COVID-19.
High cost for Cormann's bid
Outgoing finance minister Mathias Cormann is flying around Europe on a private RAAF jet to bid for a new job at the OECD.
Norman slammed for school call
There are calls to boycott Harvey Norman after a shop linked to billionaire Gerry Harvey called for volunteers to work without pay.
LGAQ walks against violence
Local government advocates in Queensland have walked against domestic and family violence in a ‘Red Bench Relay’.
Lost documents return
Destroyed documents at the heart of a grants controversy in NSW have been recovered.
PM pushes China links
The Prime Minister wants Australia’s public service to “keep up the dialogue” with Chinese counterparts.
Safety nets saved 500k
Research shows JobKeeper, JobSeeker and Coronavirus Supplement saved 500,000 families from financial distress.
ADF support needs increase
Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans are calling for support after a landmark inquiry into allegations of war crimes.
Developers push NSW moves
The NSW Premier has been accused of making decisions suggested by developers against departmental advice.
Driver stresses assessed
A new survey has found half of all truckies are suffering psychological distress.