Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - May, 2021
Thousands of workers were sent home after Australia’s largest meat processor was shut down by a cyber attack this week.
ABC defamation case dropped
Former attorney-general Christian Porter has dropped legal action against the national broadcaster.
ADF in court for fatal accident
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has introduced changes after a soldier was killed during a live-fire training exercise.
Boral denies cultural claim
Building giant Boral has denied excavating Aboriginal relics from its quarry.
NSW launches mental code
The NSW Government has launched a new framework to improve mental health at work.
Cold case site goes live
Victoria Police has launched a new website to help to solve puzzling cold cases.
Feds reject intervention
Victoria has announced a $250 million scheme to help locked-down companies, but the Federal Government ...
NBN workforce issues unpacked
Reports say NBN Co accidentally flooded its own workforce scheduling system.
Energy giants feel emissions risk
Climate change risks have been used in environmental wins against ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell.
Federal favour laid out
Federal government ministers made dozens of secret funding decisions against the advice of their own departments last year.
Partial win in kids' climate case
A group of Australian teenagers has had a breakthrough in their climate change class action case against the Commonwealth.
Reforms fail to improve employment
Centrelink mutual obligations have helped private agencies’ profits, but not job seekers.
UA prepares assault survey
Universities Australia is preparing a major survey on student safety on campus.
Favour focus in airport deal
A new report finds failures by a federal department over Western Sydney Airport land deals.
MP slams country coverage
Deputy Nationals leader David Littleproud has accused Telstra of abandoning regional Australia.
Sydney raising green bar
The City of Sydney is bringing forward its net-zero emissions goal to 2035.
VAGO finds broad failure
The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) has found departments are failing to consistently uphold their obligations.
CSIRO digs into mining future
Australia’s top scientists say one of the nation’s oldest industries is key to some of its newest endeavours.
Good calls not linked to IQ
Researchers say a good decision-maker does not have to be the smartest one in the room.
Riders push through personal harm
Research has revealed a high rate of gig economy workers having to work through injuries.