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Fair Work Ombudsman begins another weary audit which will inevitably discover more employers behaving like criminals

April 17, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

Despite wage growth falling to record lows last year, the Australian Minister for Jobs and Innovation WA Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash continues to talk down any need for a substantial national minimum wage increase and praises the good will of employers big and small.It seems she just refuses to accpet the evidence of her own eyes.......The Guardian

In Febuary-March 2018 there were 63 Notifiable Data Breaches in Australia involving the personal information of up to 341,849 individuals

April 16, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

In the 2016–17 financial year, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) reported that it received 114 data breach notifications on a voluntary basis.On 22 February the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme came into force.Between 22 February and 31 March 2018 there were 63 mandatory notifiable data breaches reported involving the personal information of up to est.

One of those asssociated with the company behind the second push for a Yamba Mega Port allegedly used an alias when giving sworn evidence before a NSW parliamentray committee

April 16, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

An open secret finally hit the headline this month......The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 April 2018:Disgraced former senior tax official Nick Petroulias gave sworn evidence to a parliamentary inquiry under a fake name, it has been alleged in State Parliament - and seven MPs sitting across the table never twigged.The Greens are now demanding a formal inquiry

Quotes of the Week

April 14, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

“We have the right to store a copy of your  [personal e-health] record and we are the only ones in the market to have this level 4 certification.”  [Romain Bonjean, co-founder Tyde, app developer registered portal operator with Australian Government Digital Health Agency & My Health Record, quoted in the Australian Financial Review on 6 April 2018]“Life is short and shorter for smok

Alleged irrigator water theft heading for the courts?

April 13, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

A cousin by marriage of the current Australian Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud, John Norman, finds his agricultural business practices under scrutiny.....The Guardian, 9 April 2018: Fraud charges are expected to be laid against one of Queensland’s biggest cotton irrigators, John Norman, within a matter of weeks.If the trial of the o