Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - January, 2017
More than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites are being destroyed by encroaching human activities.
Pizza Hut under-delivers for drivers
The Fair Work Ombudsman says most Pizza Hut outlets are failing to comply with workplace laws.
Union accuses asbestos tsars
The CFMEU says the Russian mafia has been pushing asbestos products into Australia.
Berejiklian re-jig revealed
New NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has dumped senior MPs in favour of fresh blood.
Heart attack app on the way
People with first aid skills could soon become first responders on triple-0 emergencies, with a new app being developed by Ambulance Victoria.
Kiefel becomes first female Chief Justice
Australia's first female Chief Justice of the High Court has been sworn in.
Pub political payments slammed
Alcohol campaigners want political donations from booze lobbies banned.
Small ISPs fear ACMA review
A small enterprise that brings unlimited internet to rural areas says it could soon be muscled out.
Strong Origin allegations leaked
A corporate whistleblower says Origin Energy has a deliberate policy of ignoring leaking coal seam gas wells.
VPN review finds virulent apps
CSIRO has published a report revealing many VPN apps are not as secure as they make out to be.
Corruption climb halts
Australia has kept its place on a key global corruption index for the first time in four years.
Super grift detailed
Australian workers on the verge of retirement risk being short-changed on their employer superannuation entitlements.
Ultranet waste detailed
Victoria’s corruption watchdog has detailed the mind-bending waste of money that was the ‘Ultranet’ online education portal.
Trump stumps up on coal claims
President Donald Trump has allowed controversial oil pipelines to move ahead, while gagging EPA workers.
Samsung sparks Note response
Samsung Electronics says internal short circuiting in Galaxy Note 7 batteries caused the phones to catch fire – twice.
Lavabit back, with DIME this time
Encrypted email provider Lavabit is coming back, with improved protection and security.
Patient groups told to come clean
Health experts are calling for greater independence and transparency from industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups.
Pirate probe shows no fear
A new study has looked at whether the fear of punishment influences peoples’ pirate behaviour.
RACP slams unsporting booze ads
The RACP wants alcohol companies to be banned from sponsoring cricket.
Trump hits TPP on day one
Newly-minted US President Donald Trump has made even stronger moves against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.