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Personal Data Handling and Processing in Australia

The handling and processing of personal data in Australia brings with it several questions, which are highlighted in this article. For starters, there is no requirement under Australian law that the holding of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) be legitimized on specific grounds; however, the Australia Privacy Protections (APPs) provide that an APP entity may only […]


DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY IN AUSTRALIA

Representatives from McCullough Robertson discuss aspects of data protection and privacy in Australia, including the data protection authority; examples of data protection breaches; exempt sectors and institutions; communications, marketing, and surveillance laws; PII formats that are covered by the law; breach notification; security obligations, and more.   Read more


Five Most Common Lies Candidates Tell During Interviews

Research by Seek has revealed that 59 percent of candidates believe it is not acceptable to lie during a job interview, yet there are certain topics that candidates consider that it might be in their best interests to conceal something. Common lies surround these five questions: Why are you looking for a new job? What […]


GROWING ACCEPTANCE OF THE GIG ECONOMY IN AUSTRALIA CREATES NEW WORKFORCE MAKE-UP

Research from Robert Half reveals that Australian hiring managers predict a 70:30 split between permanent and temporary workers by 2023. An additional survey of more than 3,800 businesses around the world found global employers are aiming for almost a third (66:34 split) of their employees to be temporary workers in four years’ time. The rise […]


2017 Recruitment Risk Index: Australian Industry Perspective

The Xref Recruitment Risk Index highlights three key trends in the Australian HR industry’s views of reference checking. Readmore


THE AHRC AND CRIMINAL RECORD DISCRIMINATION: A TOOTHLESS TIGER

A recent AHRC report into discrimination in employment on the basis of criminal record, BE v Suncorp Group Ltd [2018] AusHRC 121, has garnered significant media attention and community debate regarding discrimination on the basis of criminal records. The case shows that unlike an order of a tribunal or court, an employer has the right […]


EVERYONE LIES IN THEIR JOB APPLICATIONSO CAN I FIRE THEM?

What rights does an employer have when it discovers that an employee never completed his degree or has lied on his job application? A recent decision in the Fair Work Commission, Charles Tham v Hertz Australia Pty Limited T/A Hertz is useful guidance for employers who detect even after some period of time, that an […]


How the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Will Impact Australian Business?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will overhaul data protection throughout the European Union when it comes into effect May 25. A large number of Australian businesses could be affected, therefore, it is important to become familiar with significant elements of the GDPR. The GDPR is similar to certain principles under the Privacy Act 1988 […]


AUSTRALIAS FORTHCOMING MANDATORY DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION: WHY LEGAL AND IT DEPARTMENTS NEED TO COLLABORATE MORE CLOSELY

Most organizations understand that cybersecurity isnt just an IT risk, but rather a business and legal risk, given the vulnerabilities and potential impact. The impact and visibility are about to be greater due to mandatory data breach notification, according to Palo Alto Networks. A recent report, The State of Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific, showed that […]


WORK RIGHTS CHECKS: IS YOUR BUSINESS COMPLYING WITH ITS IMMIGRATION OBLIGATIONS?

Even if you do not sponsor non-citizen workers, your business has obligations under the Migration Act 1958 that includes penalties for any person who allows a non-citizen to work, or who refers a non-citizen to work in circumstances where that non-citizen does not have appropriate work rights. The penalties begin with an administrative warning and […]




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