Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - October, 2017
New laws increase accountability
Queensland has created new industrial manslaughter laws following last year’s deaths at Dreamworld.
Recognition path rejected
The Federal Government has thrown out plans for a referendum on Indigenous recognition.
China letter looks like Adani's idea
Federal Government ministers have written a formal letter to China in support of the Adani Carmichael coal project.
Court rules on ignorant citizens
A High Court ruling has left Australia without a majority government, deputy PM, agriculture and regional development minister.
PC calls for carbon tax
The Productivity Commission has called for a carbon tax, describing Australia’s energy system as “an appalling mess”.
Robo-assistant suffers serious lag
Completion of the Nadia virtual assistant for the NDIS has been pushed back, with the Government revealing that work has been stopped for several months.
ASIC wants higher fines
ASIC has called for steeper fines and longer jail terms for corporate crooks.
FOI lodged for DFAT's Adani work
DFAT will be questioned over alleged secret approaches to foreign agencies for money to back Adani's Carmichael coal mine.
Students refusing STEM push
Experts say Australian students are turning their backs on maths and science.
Direction alleged in AFP raid
Unions are outraged over an AFP raid that has led to the resignation of an employment department staffer.
Federal cyber skills lacking
The Immigration Department and the ATO are failing to meet government cyber-security standards, according to a new report.
Harris says PS heads lacking
The head of the Productivity Commission has criticised public sector heads for a lack of creative thinking.
LGA wants bullying code
SA councils want new laws to deal with bullying and harassment, but the Local Government Minister is not onboard.
ANZ makes deal on rates claim
ANZ has reached a last-minute settlement ahead of court action over alleged interest rate rigging.
Cash responds to leaving QC
The ABCC’s chief lawyer has walked out in protest against his former boss's conduct.
Closing the Gap to be re-mapped
After years of failure, the Federal Government is working on a major overhaul of the Closing the Gap strategy.
Sector calls to save TAFE
Operators say TAFE is on the brink of collapse, with the system in critical decline.
Training linked to mental help
Basic mental health training for managers can bring significant benefits, research shows.
Automation explosion studied
Mining automation is set to grow in value by almost 50 per cent by 2023, according to a new report.