Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - June, 2020
Australia's largest insurance company says farmers with coal seam gas (CSG) infrastructure on their property will not be covered for public liability.
Green 'lawfare' denied
Research suggests major developments are not regularly held up because of legal challenges to environmental approvals.
Comment sought on violence code
WA authorities are working on a new code of practice covering violence and aggression at work.
HomeBuilder stalls early
The Federal Government still does not have agreement for its $25,000 HomeBuilder subsidy scheme.
Managers tapped for help
With thousands of Australians still working from home, researchers have looked at ways to preserve mental health in the new environment.
Atlassian plans wood HQ
Australian tech firm Atlassian has announced plans to build the world's tallest hybrid timber tower for its new headquarters.
Big boost for eSafety office
The Federal Government says a $10 million boost to the eSafety Commissioner’s budget will help local cyber safety.
Coal firms getting collective
A mining lobby and coalition of coal producers could be authorised to collectively negotiate with the Port of Newcastle.
Fitbit bid questioned
Regulators are concerned about the amount of data Google would have access to if its buys Fitbit.
Fletcher defends NGA cuts
Arts Minister Paul Fletcher has defended job cuts at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).
ISPs in court over speed claims
Dodo and iPrimus are being taken to court for alleged misleading broadband speed claims.
Minister denies welfare rise
The Social Services Minister has denied reports that the JobSeeker unemployment payment will rise by $75 a week...
New tool in 'voice spoof' fight
Australian researchers have developed a new technique to protect consumers from being scammed through ‘voice-spoofing’ attacks.
Rio reviews destruction
Rio Tinto has launched a review into how it destroyed two sacred Aboriginal sites.
Scams swindle $630m
Scammers used new technologies to rip about $630 million off Australians last year.
Big finds expected from SKA
Australia will soon be home to half of the most sensitive telescope ever.
Female CEOs bring millions
New research shows Australian companies do better when they have more women in leadership.
Finkel calls for efficiency
Australia’s chief scientist says the nation must do more to lift energy efficiency.
Lizards in live evolution
There is a type of small Australian lizard that sits in an interesting evolutionary middle ground.