Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - September, 2017
Major childcare merger scrapped
A merger that would have seen a quarter of after-school care centres run by a single company has been called off.
Tassie tech spend ruffles feathers
Questions have been asked after the Tasmanian Government awarded almost $1 million to a ‘relatively unknown company’.
ICAC wants SA office overhauled
South Australia's corruption watchdog has called for an overhaul of the state's Public Trustee office.
WA Police pulled back from action
WA Premier Mark McGowan has accused the police union of “going rogue”.
Banks baulk at short BEAR window
The banking lobby is outraged at being given just one week to respond to draft accountability reforms.
Google boss reflects on news effect
Google News boss Richard Gingras has defended the tech giant’s dominance of global news delivery.
Jail time for transport corruption
A former public transport official who received over a million dollars in kickbacks has been jailed for eight years and nine months.
CBA sells insurance arm
The Commonwealth Bank has sold its insurance business CommInsure Life for $3.8 billion.
Big bill for WA cuts
The sacking of public servants in WA has cost the state $30 million in just six months.
Cashless card hits QLD
Thousands of Queenslanders will have their welfare payments quarantined under new plans ...
Concern over slow AI for NDIS
Progress has slowed on plans for artificial intelligence to help users navigate the NDIS.
Date set for new trade deal
The Australian and Indonesian trade ministers say they will have bilateral trade deal in place by November.
DHS deal secured
Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd says DHS employees should ask their union why their latest pay rise is so late.
Lost super tops $18 billion
New figures show there is almost $18 billion in lost and unclaimed superannuation accounts held by super funds or the ATO.
Male teachers face extinction
The proportion of male teachers is dropping so rapidly that there will be none in 50 years’ time, a new study finds.
Students told to speak to FWC
Fair Work wants to hear from international students who may be getting ripped off by their employers.
Victoria lowering donation limits
The Victorian Government says it will lower the cap on political donations and campaign funding.
ABCC boss resigns
Labor is trying to make a big deal out of the resignation of ABCC boss Nigel Hadgkiss.