Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - April, 2022
Major universities have backed calls for the creation of a new body focussed on funding defence-related research.
ALP pledges contractor cut
The ALP says it would cut government spending on contractors and consultants by $3 billion if it were in government.
Mayor linked to builder bribes
A corruption court has heard a Sydney mayor took bribes to help property developers fast-track applications.
NSW seeks board balance
The NSW Government has imposed gender targets on board positions for state owned corporations.
PM makes regional claim
Scott Morrison says he is committed to regional jobs despite record high vacancy rates.
Stacking claims put to Premier
Reports say Victoria's corruption commission has questioned Premier Daniel Andrews over issues including branch stacking and misuse of public resources.
Big uni boost requested
The Federal Government has been urged to increase university funding to save the higher education sector.
COVID mental effect checked
Researchers have looked at the effects of Victoria’s strict COVID-19 lockdowns on mental health.
Green readiness ranked
Woodside and Santos are low on a list of energy companies ranked by low-carbon readiness.
Locals lag in green shift
A new survey suggests Australians are lagging behind in their willingness to change carbon-creating habits.
Major inquiry call rejected
The Queensland Government has rejected calls for an inquiry into lobbying and public service politicisation.
Musk makes Twitter move
Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $61.4 billion in one of the biggest leveraged buyout deals in history.
Shortages smash local firms
Building industry insiders say companies and subcontractors will continue to hit the wall due to a material supply crisis.
Trivago slammed for suggestions
Online hotel-booking company Trivago has been fined $44.7 million for misleading consumers.
Rates ripples predicted
Experts predict the US will fall into recession in late 2023, leading to a downturn in Australia.
Yellen wants world bank reform
The US Treasury has called for a major “reboot” of global finance bodies.