Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - August, 2017
The ACCC has launched court action against ticket re-selling site Viagogo for alleged breaches of consumer law.
CBA preps for APRA probe
Commonwealth Bank is preparing its defence for APRA’s inquiry into the bank’s culture and reporting frameworks.
FWC lets Murdoch scrap staff deal
The Education Minister says a new ruling will let unis modernise their staffing.
Business backs SA Labor talks
Business SA wants the Weatherill Government to “hold the line” against threats of industrial action by the public sector union.
Call for more office freedom
A parliamentary committee looking at public sector decentralisation has heard staff should be able to work from wherever they want.
Probe launched on IT fraud
A fraud probe is reportedly investigating over 50 sub-contractors hired by the federal government.
WA councils under AG's lens
Western Australia’s local governments are now under the oversight of the state’s Auditor General.
ATO outlines $17b super grift
The ATO says employers have robbed Australian workers of about $17 billion in superannuation since 2009.
CDP pushing people to the brink
An NT MP has described how a work-for-the-dole scheme is driving people to desperation.
ACCC wants better explanations
The ACCC has told ISPs to advertise the slowest internet speeds consumers will face on their NBN plans.
Victoria launches cyber strategy
Victoria has become the first state to release a dedicated cyber security strategy.
Big bank case brewing
Lawyers are launching Australia's largest shareholder class action against the Commonwealth Bank.
Uni sector growing through struggle
UNSW’s deputy vice-chancellor has reflected on the growing pains of Australian universities.
Hobart takes up rainbow flag
Hobart City Council will fly the rainbow pride flag until same-sex marriage is legalised.
WA Labor accused of selling access
WA Labor has been accused of selling access to cabinet ministers for up to $6,000 per head.
ASU wants to stop desk-swaps
A major union is fighting the growing trend of ‘hot-desking’ in government offices.
Criminal links called out
An expert on the mafia says big public works are big targets for organised crime.
Insider questions union moves
A senior CFMEU official has questioned the looming merger of Australia’s biggest unions.
AMA wants insurance streamlined
The AMA says private medicine is “under siege” from “junk” healthcare policies.
More pirate sites sunk
Australia’s major telcos have been ordered to block another batch of websites linked to piracy of TV shows and movies.