Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - December, 2021
Schoolies seek entry concessions
Tens of thousands of school-leavers have filed for special entry to university next year.
UK free trade outlined
Australia’s new free trade deal with the UK will scrap taxes on virtually all exports to Britain.
ACCC appointment questioned
Critics are questioning the incoming chair of Australia’s competition watchdog.
ATO staff want home options
ATO staff say they do not mind a ‘hybrid’ working model, but want the option for more shifts at home.
Billions revealed in Liberal grift
Analysis of over 19,000 federal grants shows Liberal electorates have received three times more taxpayer money than Labor-held seats.
PS leave up for review
The public service commission will soon review parental leave entitlements for the first time in decades.
SA staff details leak
The personal details of around 80,000 South Australian public sector workers have been accessed in a cyber attack.
State port firm queried
Queensland’s auditor has referred a state-owned business to the corporate watchdog.
Australia signs Korean agreement
Australia has a new agreement with Korea to strengthen cooperation on critical minerals.
Path open for improved Parliament
A recent review has provided powerful new tools for making Parliament safer.
'Surgeons' face cosmetic change
State and federal governments are preparing a crackdown on cosmetic surgeons.
Allies link for Pacific cable
Australia, Japan and the United States will jointly fund a new undersea cable to three Pacific countries.
Assange suffers amid US bid
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered a ‘mini-stroke’ while facing extradition to the US.
Bet app harms studied
Queensland researchers are investigating the rising plague of sports betting apps.
NBN stats show fee boost
Official stats show Australians are paying for higher broadband speeds and more mobile data.
More firms dodge tax
The ATO says the number of Australian public companies that paid no tax in 2019-20 has risen.