Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - June, 2015
Coles has been ordered to refund more than $12 million to its food and grocery suppliers, after the ACCC found they were forced to pay extra to join the Coles supply chain.
Chinese tradies will not have to undergo the usual skills tests to work in Australia under a “side” deal in the new Australia-China free-trade agreement, unions claim.
There are strong signs that the Federal Government will soon commit to the controversial 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite concerns it could be signing away its freedom.
Figures show people living in low socioeconomic areas in Australian capital cities are almost twice as likely to die prematurely and almost five times more likely to be receiving unemployment benefits than people living in the most advantaged area.
Labor leader Bill Shorten wants to fast-track giving evidence on his action at the Australian Workers Union (AWU), while Prime Minister Tony Abbott seizes the chance to criticise.
Two class action lawsuits against Cash Converters have been settled out of court, which will see partial refunds of thousands of customers who were charged up to 633 per cent interest on loans.
University researchers are looking at discrimination in South Australia’s laws, on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or intersex status.