Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - March, 2021
The SA Liberal Government has been criticised for funnelling web traffic through its own data-harvesting platform.
Ex-GM loses sacking case
Wagga Wagga City Council has won an unfair dismissal case brought by its former GM.
Mint marks Indigenous service
The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new coin commemorating Indigenous men and women who have served in the military.
Report reveals deep pork barrel
A NSW community grants program has been labelled “a brazen pork-barrel scheme”.
Senator slammed for gender stances
The new Assistant Women’s Minister has been accused of undermining survivors of sexual assault.
Spat emerges over rollout
The Federal Government has blamed the states for the slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
WA beef money questioned
Political donations appear to have influenced the outcome of a development application in WA.
Academy calls for carbon efforts
Australia’s scientific community has called on the Morrison Government to aim for net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Food apps slapped with safety warning
NSW authorities have slammed major food delivery platforms for ignoring worker safety.
Long hours linked to heart risk
Working long hours appears to increase the chances of a second heart attack.
Trustee slammed over fees
The Queensland Public Trustee has been criticised for its high fees and charges, but denies profiting from clients.
CHRIS aids COVID response
Developers say that a high-tech ICU monitoring tool saved lives in Victoria’s COVID-19 second wave.
COVIDSafe costs continue
The Federal Government has revealed that its COVIDSafe app costs at least $100,000 a month to operate.
MP stays after harassment claim
Queensland MP Andrew Laming is giving up his parliamentary roles, but not his position, after bullying and harassing women.
Nine suffers cyber attack
Channel Nine’s live broadcasts were disrupted by a cyber attack over the weekend.
PM pushes female change
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has shifted problem ministers around to create the appearance that action has been taken.
Scrapped support to hurt poorest
Australia’s Treasury estimates up to 150,000 jobs may be lost this week as government wage support ends.
Business schools changing focus
Business schools are responding to the increasing lack of Chinese markets.
JobKeeper grift going unchecked
The Morrison Government has decided not to pursue companies that kept JobKeeper payments despite massive profits.