Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - April, 2017
AFP data breach revealed
The Australian Federal Police has admitted accessing a journalists’ phone records without a warrant.
Government to force gas onshore
The Federal Government will impose export restrictions to secure domestic gas supplies.
QLD to drug test parents
The Queensland Government says it will start drug testing parents whose children come into state care.
Federal mental costs rising
Comcare figures show mental health claims from federal public servants have hit $74 million in a single year.
Reviews doubt plans to move
The Federal Government’s attempts to push the public service into regional cities will not work, the Grattan Institute says.
Footy firms to fight gambling change
Australia’s big sporting codes are scrambling to kill plans to restrict gambling advertising.
ACCC to probe gas contracts
The ACCC is investigating confidential gas contracts and the documents behind them.
ATO chasing Chevron's missing money
The ATO is chasing what could be Australia’s largest ever tax bill, from oil and gas giant Chevron.
Block option for GST non-compliance
The ATO may block websites that do not comply with the proposed GST Low Value Goods legislation.
Mine boss backs cashless card
Mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has launched a nationwide ad campaign to support the cashless welfare card.
Minister to move on from IT failures
Victoria’s Innovation Minister says the state’s long history of IT bungles should be ignored.
More charges in emissions scam
Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a $US2.8 billion criminal penalty for cheating emissions tests.
ABA review calls for small changes
A review has recommended Australian banks stop rewarding staff based on sales performance alone.
Big schools raise visa worries
The education sector has been hit by the visa reforms announced this week.
Funding study finds huge effect
A new study shows investing in adolescent health and education brings significant economic benefit.
Pacific deals still afloat
While US President Donald Trump has put the TPP off for now, Australia and other Pacific nations are close to securing a smaller trade deal.
Weekend events take science to the street
Scientists and supporters of science will march in support of science this Saturday.
Consumer review calls for tougher laws
A review of Australian consumer law has called for tougher penalties.