Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - May, 2016
Analysts say it is hard to overstate the impact of the closure of the Arrium steel works.
Vic. Police cop poor report
A landmark review has slammed the “suck it up” approach to mental health among police.
AMA aims to unfreeze for GPs
The new head of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says GPs cannot handle frozen Medicare rebates much longer.
Late deal lets track work continue
Victoria’s Labor government has used a generous new deal to avoid strikes at key industrial sites.
West bereft of online services
An auditor’s report has found little to praise about West Australian government websites.
WHO denies athletic threat
A group of 150 doctors, scientists and researchers from around the world want the Rio Olympics to be moved due to the Zika virus.
ACCC keeps close eye on Asciano deal
The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has serious concerns about the $9 billion carve up of Asciano.
Building wealth grows while miners go down
Meriton's Harry Triguboff is now Australia’s richest person after Gina Rinehart’s fortune was savaged.
Minor fine for Sigma suits
Two former executives of Sigma Pharmaceuticals have been fined but avoided immediate jail time for falsifying company accounts.
Palaszczuk responds to chaos in paradise
Trouble in the small town of Aurukun is putting vital education at risk.
Harsh bargainers reject DV leave
The Minister for Women has rejected a call from Human Rights Commission staff for specific domestic violence leave.
New council meeting muted
Chaos has closed down the first meeting of Sydney’s Inner West Council unelected administrators.
Union warns NZ of TAFE troubles
Australia authorities have told New Zealand not to follow the Australian TAFE system.
Bottles and bacteria plague WA towns
Remote WA communities say their drinking water supplies are contaminated with deadly bacteria and chemicals.
New laws in wage rort crackdown
The Federal Government is cracking down on the kind of wage fraud that has seen 7-Eleven workers systemically ripped-off.
Profit push sours green goals
Researchers say businesses that try to ‘go green’ could find themselves doing more harm than good, if people think the corporations are profiting from the initiatives.
Crowdsourced anti-terror spots supporters
The digital literacy of a major terrorist group has been questioned again, after ISIS fanboys gave away their secret locations.
Elderly issues pushed in election talk
The National Aged Care Alliance wants the care needs of older Australians to be placed on the election agenda.
Locals say ancient site at risk
Aboriginal elders are bringing their concerns about nuclear waste dump plans directly to the federal minister.
NBN raids could cost jobs
Reports say least two NBN employees will be sacked and arrested within days, as federal police investigate leaks.
Tech-talkers breaking barriers
Imagine how many global issues and conflicts are caused by our inability to communicate.