Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - March, 2016
Unions want an increase of $30 per week in the minimum wage, but that is three times more than the retail industry says it can afford.
First steps to future of family violence
Victoria will soon have Australia’s first independent family violence agency, combining monitoring, policy advice and research roles.
Transport re-jig could boost city fringes
An interesting idea has been lost in the furore over income tax reform.
WA jails fail to lock down leaks
There are claims this week that the WA prison system is haemorrhaging money.
Farmers drag gas worries to court
A Queensland farming family is in a legal bid for compensation for damage from coal seam gas mining.
Morrison unleashes clearing competition
The Federal Government says it is promoting competition by stripping the ASX of its legislated monopoly on share clearing.
QLD says CSIRO should be kept strong
The Queensland Government has launched a surprising attack on job cuts at the CSIRO imposed by the Federal Government.
Government smooths path for ICT SMEs
Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne has announced the first stage of an online Digital Marketplace for smaller businesses to access government’s $5 billion annual spend on ICT projects.
Doctors debate role in detention
Two experts have debated whether doctors should boycott working in Australia’s immigration detention centres.
Students caught in ACN's decline
Australian Careers Network (ACN) has slid into voluntary administration, leaving its 15,000 students with no classes.
Vic paramedics get long-awaited pay rise
Victorian paramedics will receive pay rises in line with the increasingly demanding nature of their job.
WALGA wants gift definition fixed
The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) says new laws requiring councillors to declare ‘gifts’ are too broad.
Tax stats show ongoing grift
The latest corporate tax transparency figures show almost a third of companies earning over $200 million paid no tax.
Call to protect outback engine
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) wants a north-west economic zone to be created to protect important mining areas from economic ebb and flow.
Union wants Government view on abuse concerns
The Transport Workers’ Union has slammed the Federal Government over new deals with Qatar Airways.
Legal minds want to close prying eyes
Legal experts say there needs to be big reforms to protect privacy in the digital age.
Live gambling ban planned
The Federal Government could regulate the rapidly-expanding world of online gambling.
Research reports viral recipe
Psychologists say they are close to identifying the recipe for a viral video.
Surgeons say iPads preferred
A group of doctors have found that patients prefer learning about their surgery from an iPad.
Data shows strong finance glass ceiling
Female accountants hit the glass ceiling because of outdated work cultures and gender-based discrimination, research shows.
Maths moves to step up STEM
Federal education minister Simon Birmingham says mid-level maths should be made a pre-requisite for students looking to enrol in science, engineering or commerce degrees.