Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - May, 2020
Big fine for pain claims
The Federal Court has fined the makers of Voltaren Osteo Gel $4.5 million for breaches of Australian Consumer Law.
Consumer data scheme continues
Regulators are building a system to allow Australians more access to and power over their data.
Health raise proposed
Economists want those on the medical front line to be rewarded with increased wages.
Lobby links uncovered
Australian researchers have found extensive financial relationships between the leaders of US medical associations and industry.
News fees discussed
Regulators want to even up an imbalance between news organisations and tech giants.
Super scheme targeted
Fraudsters are targeting new measures that allow people early access to their superannuation.
Unlawful debts date back
The Attorney General has conceded that all Centrelink debts raised using income averaging are unlawful ...
CQU losing staff
Central Queensland University (CQU) will cut nearly 100 jobs and seek almost 200 voluntary redundancies to help cover a revenue shortfall.
RBA suggests extension
Reserve Bank governor Phil Lowe says the JobKeeper program may need to be extended.
ANAO reports losses
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is losing money, and may have to do fewer audits.
Top minds recognised
A new batch of Australia’s top scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
Developers pay for GST issue
Several Canberra property developers will pay compensation for misleading and deceptive conduct.
Maths fail questions muted
The Prime Minister has taken responsibility for a $60 billion JobKeeper miscalculation.
UK questions Huawei 5G involvement
Reports say Australian security officials are glad to see the UK question Chinese telco Huawei.
Deloitte works on new myGov
Deloitte has secured a $9.5 million deal to work on a replacement for myGov.
MyHealth hacks mentioned
A federal agency has admitted MyHealth records have been targeted by hackers.