Focus On... Human Resource Management, OH&S

  • Baw Baw celebrates organisational change
    Following significant organisational change in late 2010, Baw Baw Shire Council’s Human Resources team wanted to celebrate the stronger, more positive and resilient organisation that has emerged.
  • Staff training wins national award
    An innovative approach to addressing loss of knowledge in the workplace when older people retire has seen Coffs Harbour Water win a national training excellence award.
  • Coorong District Council wins safety award
    The Coorong District Council was one of four South Australian councils to be announced as winners of the 2012 Local Government Association’s Mutual Liability and Workers Compensation Schemes Awards.
  • Pilot program makes it work
    The ‘Make it Work: Sharing Workers Locally Program’ started out as an experimental collaboration between Narrabri Shire Council and a number of industry partners, in an effort to retain skilled workers in the region.
  • Future Directions in Workers Compensation Schemes
    From Mayor Kym McHugh, President of the Local Government Association of South Australia

    The world of workers compensation and work health and safety continues to be dynamic and ever changing.
  • Filipino ‘Fellows’ learn benefits of training
    In October 2012, Sorell Council in Tasmania hosted a visit and morning tea with representatives from training provider MEGT and eleven Fellows from the Philippines, who are visiting Australia as part of AusAID’s Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship program.
  • Alcohol education tackles anti-social behaviour
    The Town of Port Hedland and the Port Hedland Alcohol Management Working Group have partnered with the Department of Health and Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia to roll out an Alcohol Education and Prevention campaign, targeted at assisting community members who may be dealing with binge drinking and excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Sweating it out for fitness
    Lane Cove Council in New South Wales has helped kick-start the personal health goals of its staff through their new employee wellness program.
  • Coen Aerodrome ready for any emergency
    In December 2012, representatives from Queensland Police, Coen Rural Fire Brigade, health services, SES and Cook Shire Council attended an emergency drill exercise at Coen Aerodrome.
  • Recruitment solution uses web technology
    As the fifth largest local government area in Western Australia, the City of Gosnells employs over 500 people in a range of occupations and work locations.
  • Safety first at the City of Stirling
    The City of Stirling in Western Australia demonstrates its commitment to the safety and health of its people through significant investment in a number of initiatives.
  • Future looks bright for ‘town-gown’ partnership
    The City of Ryde and Macquarie University have celebrated the successful first year of their ‘town-gown’ partnership, which was formed to bring together the research and intellectual capacity of the two organisations for the benefit of the City of Ryde community.
  • A not-for-profit cooperative — The Australian Public Service Benevolent Society
    The Australian Public Service Benevolent Society (APS Benefits) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides financial and personal services to local and national government, their families and friends.
  • Celebrating 200 days without injury
    The Waratah-Wynyard Council Works and Services Depot recently achieved a significant milestone in reaching 200 days without incurring a lost time injury.
  • Bendigo community has its say on health
    The community can have their say on Greater Bendigo’s Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan via a series of workshops that commenced on February 4th and are continuing through until February 21st.
  • Investment in conflict resolution training makes good business sense
    The Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACDC), the training and professional development service of the Australian International Disputes Centre (AIDC), offers a range of best practice courses to manage all types of conflict, complaints and grievances.
  • Staff Health & Wellbeing Program recognised
    Yarra City Council’s Staff Health & Wellbeing Program was formally recognised at the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) 2012 awards.
  • Boroondara – It’s your working life
    In a competitive employment market, successfully promoting an organisation as an employer of choice can boost the calibre of job applicants, the quality of the organisation, and provides an important tool in reducing costly staff turnover.
  • Horner — a helping hand for local government
    We all know that time is a valuable resource and it makes sense to draw upon specialists when time is of the essence.
  • Spanning the state divide
    A recent review of bridge inspection manuals by infrastructure consultants pitt&sherry uncovered results that could pave the way for future improvements in bridge inspection methodologies.
  • Safely managing contractors and labour hire*
    Councils, as employers and as Person’s Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs), are ultimately responsible for the safety of staff, contractors, sub-contractors and labour hire employees under current safety legislation.