Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - November, 2022
The latest Closing the Gap Report shows limited progress, with four targets on track, but another four going backwards.
IRC slams nurse strike
The Industrial Relations Commission could suspend the WA nurses’ union’s registration after thousands of members went on strike.
Morrison claims open secret
Former PM Scott Morrison claims he thought people knew about his highly secretive appointments.
NT raises criminal age
The Northern Territory is first Australian jurisdiction to raise its minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years.
Services slashes outsourced staff
Around 1,000 jobs have been cut as part of a Services Australia contractor cull.
IR support secured
The Albanese government’s IR laws are set to pass parliament after a deal with the crossbench.
Mining focus reviewed
Researchers have reviewed the safety focus of major Australian mining companies...
Morrison ministries slammed
An official report has savaged former PM Scott Morrison’s secret self-appointment to multiple ministries.
Paramedics rally over conditions
ACT paramedics and the Transport Workers' Union are calling for better working conditions.
State settles PCH fight
The WA Government has reached a confidential settlement over a $300 million Perth Children's Hospital lawsuit.
UK blocks Chinese gear
The British government is restricting the use of Chinese surveillance cameras over security fears.
US bans alleged spy tech
The US government has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE.
APS reveals integrity effect
The Australian Public Service has identified fewer instances of possibly corrupt behaviour this year than it did the year before.
Robodebt defence covered
Taxpayers will foot the bill for the legal defence of the previous federal government against robodebt issues.
Unions staunch WA
The WA Government continues to grapple with industrial relations fights on several fronts.
Light shines on cop culture
A new report highlights issues of misogyny and racism within the Queensland Police Service (QPS).
Unions linked to wage growth
New analysis has linked stronger wages growth to enterprise agreements and unions.
Corrupt ruffle welcomed
Insiders say the soon-to-be-established National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) should ruffle feathers.