Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - January, 2016
Backers are gathering for a takeover battle of one of Australia’s biggest transport and logistics firms, Asciano.
Centrelink stats show slow response
Figures are out for Centrelink’s call centre, and there is very little to be excited about.
Green view down amid corruption uptick
Australia’s environmental performance is down this week, but it looks like corruption is rising.
James rewarded for Indigenous efforts
Matthew James from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has been honoured with a Public Service Medal (PSM).
Mayor responds to dodgy job claims
The Ipswich City Council and Mayor Paul Pisasale are facing an onslaught of questions after claims of nepotism.
NT notes federal funding gap
The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory‘s president is outraged that NT has been left out of federal funding.
Public sector needs new tools to ascend
The Australian Public Service Commission says public sector bosses need “political nous” to get to the top.
Detention worker keeps detailing 'torture'
A leading Australian doctor says he will risk his license to keep speaking out about “torture conditions” in offshore detention.
Legal minds bid for illegal bullying
Serious cases of bullying, including cyber bullying, should be prosecuted under the criminal code, experts say.
Governments take on tech economies
The New South Wales government is continuing to take the lead on tackling issues with the ‘collaborative economy’.
New resources for real STEM boost
The Office of the Chief Scientist has put out its new STEM Programme Index.
Santos spills golden gas figures
Santos has reported its highest annual gas production figures since 2007.
Millions for plans to pass digital divide
New funding has been provided to help students from rural, remote, disadvantaged and Indigenous schools to close the ‘digital divide’.
Scientific value tallied at $330 billion
Scientific advances underpin $330 billion of Australia’s annual economic output, the Chief Scientist says.
Agencies seeking more offshore
The Finance Department says private companies are being asked if they can send Australian Public Service (APS) work overseas.
Andrews accused of private health backflip
A union rally has urged Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews to stay true to his word.
Army takes charge in rectifying past
While a litany of compensation claims paint a dark picture of life at the Defence Force, it has been praised for its moves to respond.
Government report pushes facial ID freedom
An official assessment has been conducted on plans to use digital facial recognition as a form of identity check for government agencies.
Surprise sacking of Perth CEO
The chief executive of the City of Perth has been sacked and it has nothing to do with corruption allegations against the mayor, allegedly.
TPP to take thousands of jobs
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is still up in the air, and has been a major topic during Prime Minister Malclm Turnbull’s trip to the US.