Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - January, 2018
Ferry joke sinks
It turns out Sydney’s jokingly named Ferry McFerryface was picked by the transport minister, not the public.
Huge leak uncovered accidentally
ASIO has swept in to secure classified documents after they were accidentally sold at a furniture auction.
Union backs integrity pledge
The public sector appears to support the latest push for a federal corruption court.
Lobby warns of strike decline
The Australia Institute has warned that the right to strike is “nearly extinct”.
ASIC launches rate-rigging case
ASIC has launched legal action against the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) over rate rigging.
Car-makers in animal test scandal
The German government has slammed tests that involve humans and monkeys being made to inhale diesel exhaust fumes.
EBAs slide alongside wages
The Australia Institute says declining wages could be linked to a large drop in private sector EBAs.
FWC keeps trains rolling
The ACTU says Fair Work’s intervention in the Sydney train strikes shows the right to strike is “nearly dead”.
Mine fraud case continues
Rio Tinto and two former company leaders will continue facing fraud charges in the US.
Napping linked to healthier night work
A new study has found on-shift napping could have some health benefits.
New CBA chief comes from within
The Commonwealth Bank has replaced its CEO with the former leader of its most scandal-plagued division.
Health cover costs to rise
Health minister Greg Hunt has allowed private health insurers to lift their premiums.
Oaky lock-out continues
Six months into their lockout blockade, a group of Queensland coal miners say they will wait six more if they must.
Fears raised on foreign reforms
Various groups have raised concerns about the Government’s planned foreign influence laws.
New trade deal looms
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo says the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal should be signed later this year.
GetUp and MCA make donation warning
Two very different lobbies have warned against a proposed cap on foreign donations.
FWO launches labour case
The Fair Work Ombudsmen is investigating an unlawful unpaid work experience program.
Iceland gets equal pay laws
Iceland has passed laws requiring businesses to prove they are paying men and women equally.
Cloud concerns in US court
A US court case could open up access troves of private data, including that of Australians.
Ex-official suing union
A former AEU official says bullying and harassment by the union have left him with severe mental injuries.