Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - August, 2020
The Federal government wants to to confiscate mobile phones in immigration detention.
HRC to review gymnastic abuse
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) will soon run an independent review of abuse allegations at Gymnastics Australia.
Ley agrees to improve green laws
The federal environment minister says she will add legally binding national standards to new environment laws.
PMs push against super change
Two former Prime Ministers have issued a simultaneous warning about the future of superannuation.
'Caff-nap' backed for night work
The key to staying sharp on nightshift may be the odd combination of coffee followed by a nap.
ACCC urged to include public news
An official inquiry has heard Google and Facebook should pay to use ABC and SBS content.
'Regtech' wage theft solution sought
The small business ombudsmen wants employers who use approved payroll software to be provided “safe harbour” ...
Greens reveal seat-based decisions
A new Morrison Government ‘sports rort’ has emerged, this time in the extremely wonky distribution of a $45 million fund.
Feds seek foreign veto
The Federal Government wants control over agreements made by states, councils and universities.
Low uptake for COVID payments
Only two states have signed up to the federal pandemic leave payment scheme.
Rio scolds itself
Three Rio Tinto executives have been stripped of bonuses over the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters.
AMP execs bail
Two AMP executives have resigned, but the man at the heart of harassment claims remains at the company.
Insider resigns over stacking claim
Liberal party powerbroker Marcus Bastiaan has resigned after being accused of branch-stacking.
UBI test shows benefits
Universal Basic Income (UBI) appears to boost mental and financial well-being, and modestly improve employment.
Workers comp rot runs deep
New reports have emerged about an alleged culture of corruption at the NSW insurance agency ‘icare’.
Coal mine cuts half of staff
Plans to halve the workforce at Peabody Energy's Wambo Underground Mine in NSW have been laid out.
Experts slam 'racialised' health
Experts say ‘Closing the Gap’ measures have failed to address racism in Australia's healthcare system.
Google fights news fees
Google says the Federal Government is forcing Australian to accept “dramatically worse” services.
NBN tackles new scams
NBN Co has launched a new campaign to educate the Australian community about scammers.
Spies surround local works
The Defence Department has warned that “highly active” spies threaten Australia's shipbuilding plans.