Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - August, 2021
The Productivity Commission says reporting of foreign ownership of Australian water is sufficient.
Assault inquiry set aside
An inquiry into who in the Prime Minister's Office knew about Brittany Higgins’ allegations of rape has been suspended.
ATO details remote rort
The ATO has provided new details on an outback tax scam that cost it millions.
Big rail review launched
A review of Australia’s interstate rail network regulations has been launched.
Lendlease backs zero by 2050
Australian building giant Lendlease says the Federal Government must commit to cutting carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
COVIDSafe failure detailed
A damning COVIDSafe report shows the Federal Government ignored important input.
Cheating seen higher than ever
A new study suggests far more university students are cheating than previously thought.
Pay gaps show sabotage
New research suggests large gender pay gaps are directly associated with lower performance by big companies.
Total donations rise
The latest generosity data shows total donations are up, but people are giving proportionately less.
Young people out-earning parents
New stats show over two thirds of millennials earn more than their parents did at the same age.
Ex-ABF official charged over card
A former Border Force official has been sentenced to jail after forging documents to make unauthorised payments.
Police win new powers
The Federal Government has passed a bill that gives the AFP new powers to hack and disrupt ‘dark web’ activities.
Rail hub "honeypot" revealed
The NSW Government has paid external consultants over $2 million for rail strategies in the last few years.
Farm visa outlined
The Federal Government has announced a new type of agricultural visa for foreigners to work on Australian farms.
NAB consumer deal questioned
Regulators want more info on NAB’s acquisition of Citi’s consumer business for $1.2 billion.
ACCC aims at app duopoly
The ACCC says it may have to regulate to reduce the dominance of Apple and Google in app marketplaces.
Aged care vax map launched
The Health Department has created a new online map to show how many aged care workers are vaccinated.
Condemnation grows for Tas. MP
There are strong calls this week for Tasmanian backbench MP David O’Byrne to resign over sexual assault allegations.