Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - November, 2015
Roy Hill Holdings is in court after accusations that principal contractor Samsung C&T deliberately held up the project for commercial advantage.
Expert calls for mandatory health cover
Economists have called for health insurance to become mandatory, as part of the greatest health care overhaul since the introduction of Medicare.
Plain packages appear to play down allure
Research has revealed a significant drop in the number of new teenage smokers, with the reduction attributed to plain packaging laws.
More court for alleged VET rorters
The ACCC is again taking legal action against a VET provider, saying it shows clear holes in the VET FEE-HELP system.
DFAT plans to diversify
While Malcolm Turnbull was praised for elevating more women to the frontbench when he took the prime ministership, gender inequality is still rife in the high levels of the public service.
Drug-makers circle massive merger
Two pharmaceutical giants are considering a merger that would create the world’s biggest drug company.
Hot tips to get handle on hackers
Australian researchers have looked for the best warning signs that companies can use to spot potential cyber-security risks within their own staff.
Macquarie's minor compo scheme deemed 'farcical'
After going over the files of thousands of clients ripped off in Macquarie Bank’s financial planning scandal, compensation has been awarded to just 163 people — in a process that has been labelled “farcical” and a “catch-22”.
Cuts and constant change hurt PS helpfulness
Two former Treasury bosses say cuts and constant changes have left the abilities of the public service dangerously degraded.
Ship shift expected to fall
The Senate is expected to vote down a proposition to deregulate the coastal shipping industry.
Uber moves could bring legitimacy, compensation
Reports say Uber could be legalised by the NSW government under drastic new reforms.
New flaw found in federal systems
A serious security flaw in Federal Government financial systems has left Australians' private tax records unsecured.
Fifty Shades as window to views on violence
An important research project has found what young women thought after they saw the film “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
Top execs plug tech for tomorrow
Some of Australia’s top chief executives say the Turnbull government focus on technology education to boost productivity.
Fifield's frail response to Quigley inquisition
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has dismissed the detailed analysis of the $15 billion NBN cost blowout by former CEO Mike Quigley, but has not provided any evidence to show why Quigley was incorrect.
Finance departments want to do more with less
Government finance departments say extensive and superfluous reporting frameworks have pushed them to look for new ways to reduce their “disclosure burden”.
Coffee study says drink deep
A new study says drinking two or more cups of coffee a day may have significant health benefits.
RBA takes a swipe at flight rewards
Airline loyalty and credit card reward programs could get a bit less generous under new rules in the wake of a Reserve Bank review.
WA health cuts could top 1000
There are big job cuts on the way in Western Australia's health system as federal funding dries up.
Public servants face big fraud charge
Four men accused of a $1.6 million fraud in the ACT's Public Trustee office have had their first day in court.
Oil funds dwarf green money
US environmental think-tank, Oil Change International and UK humanitarian think-tank, the Overseas Development Institute, has found the world's biggest economies pay $633 billion a year in subsidies to oil, gas and coal companies.