Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - October, 2015
Reports this week accuse private training colleges of profiteering to the tune of $3 billion - at public expense.
More scientists swing against old coal
The Australian Academy of Science has become the latest major institution to offload its fossil fuel investments.
Asylum seeker pay-out/turn-back slammed
Amnesty International says the Australian Government has played a role in a transnational crime by paying people smugglers to return to Indonesia.
Expert finds finer points in FIFO debate
A Senate inquiry into the future of big regional cities has heard fly-in, fly-out workforces can bring considerable benefits to regional communities.
Greens go for glass government
A plan is being developed that could see the ACT become Australia’s most transparent government - by a very long way.
Non-drinkers needed to understand drunk country
Whether we’re drinking, downing, sinking, sipping or slamming it – alcohol is a big part of Australian culture.
Paperless push detailed in new document
Federal public service leaders have ordered a crackdown on physical inboxes as part of a push toward entirely digital offices.
Catalogues plug cheap obesity
Junk mail promotes junk food – that is the finding of a new study into the health benefits of the most heavily-promoted foods in supermarket catalogues.
Clear plan to end silent climate talks
An international team of experts have devised a method that allows countries to choose their own method of ‘fair’ emissions cuts, to help them create a roadmap to end climate negotiation gridlock.
New shopper spotted in retail arena
Experts have discovered a new breed of consumer stalking aisles across the country – the ultra-competitive ‘sport shopper’.
Disagreement over union's background deals
The former head of the Australian Workers Union (AWU) in Victoria has responded to claims of big donation deals around the $2.5 billion EastLink road project.
Low stats found for women in ICT study
A series of national surveys on women in Information Communication Technology (ICT) have provided insight into the sector’s gender gap.
Power companies top list of public dislike
The latest Choice Consumer Pulse has revealed that electricity bills are the number one concern for Australian consumers.
Foxtel free to take Ten
The ACCC has no big issues with Foxtel’s plan to buy a large chunk of Network Ten.
Pokie exploitation could face court
Law firm Maurice Blackburn says it may launch legal action against poker machines, arguing that they breach consumer law.
Santos rejects big bid
Fossil fuel giant Santos has rejected a $7.1 billion takeover offer from an elite syndicate of Middle East and Asian ruling families.
Authorities warn of criminal gaps in public sector
The Crime Commission has warned that young, drug-taking, social-media-savvy public servants are big targets for organised crime.
Government gives minuscule ground in pay talks
The Federal Government has given a small amount of ground in a move it hopes will break the impasse in public sector wage talks.
Australians see unfriendly future
New research suggests Australians foresee a future where their society is more skilled, but less friendly and moral.
Fukushima clean-up cancer link conceded
Authorities have officially recognised a case of cancer caused by clean-up work at the Fukushima power plant.
New Family Benefits bill seeks to hurt less
The Federal Government is introducing a reduced set of Family Tax Benefit cuts to those proposed in the 2014 budget.