Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - March, 2017
APRA is clamping down on interest-only loans in a bid to douse the burning property market.
Study shows lazy imitation
French scientists have created computational models to show how people learn about and from others' prudence, impatience and laziness.
Federal tech spend soaring
Digital Transformation Minister Angus Taylor says the Government will spend nearly $10 billion on IT this financial year.
FTB debts dwarf robo-issues
A review has heard Centrelink hit at least 21,000 families with bogus Family Tax Benefit debts last year.
Shipbuilding base planned
A new centre will help Adelaide's Osborne shipyards prepare workers for $90 billion worth of shipbuilding.
ACCC lines up power price check
The Federal Government has ordered the ACCC to look at retail electricity prices.
Activists attack CBA over coal
Activists have scaled the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Sydney headquarters to protest coal financing.
Councils cry out for funding return
Councils are pushing the Treasurer to restore indexation to Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) in the Budget ...
LNG giant slowed by unpaid bills
Laing O’Rourke says it was forced to quit work on a gargantuan liquid natural gas (LNG) facility in Darwin because it has not been paid.
Qantas grounds wi-fi launch
Qantas has bailed on its launch of in-flight wi-fi using NBN’s Sky Muster satellites.
Whistleblower ambo under review
NSW Ambulance is investigating a paramedic who raised concerns about the safety of patients.
Banking inquiry brewing
The push for a commission of inquiry into Australia's scandal-plagued banking system is gaining momentum.
Retirement report raises risks
Economist Saul Eslake says retirees are having to use their superannuation to pay off mortgages.
Science statement carries big claims
The Federal Government has issued a new National Science Statement ...
Powerful quote criticised
Unions claim ACCC chair Rod Sims has broken the public service code of conduct.
Ruling class gets STEM lessons
Scientists have flooded Canberra for this week’s Science Meets Parliament events.
Stop Adani Alliance launched
Former Greens leader Bob Brown has brought together a unified front against the Carmichael coal mine.
Waste watched on World Water Day
Today is a day to reflect and take stock of the most valuable commodity on Earth.
PM pushes for new union rules
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to jail union officials and employers who make illegitimate secret payments.