Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - August, 2019
A senior ANZ executive appears to have been promoted after a female analyst complained he had “manhandled” her.
BlueScope to face collusion claims
BlueScope Steel is being sued for allegedly colluding to rig steel prices.
Premium visas up for review
The Federal Government wants a “better deal” out of a visa scheme that allows the rich to buy their way into the country.
Andrews plugs space jobs
Questions have been asked about the ability of Australia’s new space agency to create jobs.
Council allows defamation defence
Local governments are allowing ratepayer money to be used to fund defamation action against members of the public.
Senator reveals Pezzullo's praise
Home Affairs Secretary Mike Pezzullo has complimented the AFP for its raid on journalist Annika Smethurst.
La Trobe plugs high-tech changes
La Trobe University is pushing to become Victoria's first carbon-neutral tertiary facility.
Official look at Chinese influence
A new Federal Government taskforce will look at Chinese influence at Australian universities.
Survey shows major issues in SA
South Australia’s corruption watchdog has revealed a culture of bullying and sexual harassment in the state’s public service.
ABS re-thinking data duration
The ABS may re-examine how long it keeps Census names, addresses and other data.
Big lobby gets power money
The Federal Government has paid a lobby to help small businesses navigate the energy market.
Feds want tech terror measures
The Federal Government has announced it will look at ISP-level site-blocking of ‘dangerous material’.
MP's report shows prison rise
A new report finds the proportion of Indigenous Australians in prison has doubled in thirty years.
PayID breach revealed
A data breach involving PayID records has put the personal banking information of tens of thousands of Australians at risk.
Sex offender hired at health watchdog
A NSW healthcare watchdog has been slammed for hiring a convicted sex offender to investigate misconduct.
Chinese course ditched
The New South Wales Education Department has scrapped a Chinese Government language program.
Council ABN kerfuffle unfolds
A Victorian council has mysteriously used the ABN of a Queensland council on its parking tickets.
Money classes could help many
Experts say reform to Australia’s personal finance sector is vital for the future wellbeing of Australian society.
Tax debt plan questioned
There is strong opposition to Federal Government plans to report tax debts to credit agencies.
Darwin denies facial aims
Darwin council has promised not to use facial recognition technology on its new CCTV cameras.
Chinese reliance questioned
Experts have warned of a “catastrophic” downturn in Chinese students at Australian universities.