Archived News for Human Resource Professionals - May, 2022
Labour law experts say a recent case shows the need for gig worker law reform.
Skills shift coming
Victoria’s skills minister says her state’s system should be replicated on a national scale.
Workers fight jab rules
A group of Queensland frontline workers are challenging their COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Broadcom seeks big cloud deal
Computer chipmaker Broadcom is looking to buy cloud computing company VMware in a US$61 billion deal.
Health tech spend for Tas.
Tasmania has announced a major investment in digital health, aimed at improving patient care.
Insider swindles DHA files
Details have emerged about a serious data breach by a federal government contractor.
State stands cyber team
The WA Government has created a strike team to help departments and agencies to improve their cybersecurity posture.
Pay disparities targeted
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese wants to stop businesses paying labour hire workers less than direct employees for the same work.
Unis seek funding shift
University leaders are urging the new Labor government to prioritise funding issues.
Union seeks improvements
The CPSU is looking for “significant improvements” for its members under a Labor federal government.
Pilbara legal case looms
Traditional owners are preparing a legal battle with mining giant Fortescue Metals Group over royalty payments in WA.
NSW plans business boost
The NSW Government says it wants to “chart the course for the 800,000 strong small businesses”.
PM preps quick cut
One of new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s first moves has been to dump the nation’s top public servant.
Outsource review expected
Australia’s new Federal Government is expected to review the use of consultants and labour hire firms.
Energy expended on tax dodge
Five of Australia’s biggest energy and gas companies have paid no income tax for at least the past seven years.
Go8 calls for focus
Australia’s biggest universities want the new federal government to focus on education as a major driver of economic growth.
Grok covers AGL options
A billionaire’s investment firm has laid out a series of strong suggestions for AGL Energy.
JobKeeper drove school coffers
New analysis suggests many private schools that received JobKeeper pandemic payments increased their income.