Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - November, 2018
Kids strike in climate fight
Students across the country have gone on strike and held protests over the lack of political action to address climate change.
Call centre report stays dark
The Federal Government is keeping an important Centrelink report under wraps.
Banking bribes brought to light
Two Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) subsidiaries have been fined over $21 million for offering bribes to foreign officials.
Climate cases expand legal grounds
A review has found climate change lawsuits against governments have had more success than those against fossil fuel companies.
Government goes for short window
Parliament will sit for just 13 days before the federal budget in April ...
Corruption dubbed "fringe issue"
The Federal Government says it is working on its own anti-corruption watchdog.
'Big stick' to be tabled
The Morrison government is set to introduce its ‘big stick’ for energy companies within this fortnight.
Big gas deal denied
The Federal Government has blocked a $13 billion bid for the bulk of Australia's gas networks.
Class action over telco trainees
A major NBN supplier has been targeted by a $400 million class action.
NT outsources health help
The NT Government is spending $1 million to address spending problems in the Health Department.
PageUp claims no lost data
An investigation has found no evidence that data was stolen in the PageUp data breach.
ASIC calls for more resources
ASIC has denied being too friendly with big banks and financial institutions ...
Gaps grow despite push for equity
Australia’s decade-long ‘education revolution’ appears to have disadvantaged many public schools.
Unions consider casual case
Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O'Dwyer has called on the Federal Court to wrap up an important casual worker test case.
University assault body shelved
Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has reportedly put aside plans for a taskforce to scrutinise university responses to sexual assault and harassment.
Coalition lays out tech plan
The Federal Government says all its public services will be online in seven years.
ATO calls for panic alarms
Thousands of Tax Office staff will be given panic buttons on mobile phones in response to security fears.
Paid parental changes proposed
A new plan would see families gain greater flexibility with how they use paid parental leave entitlements.