NSW: Boeing given go ahead on discrimination

The NSW Government recently granted defence contractor Boeing the right to discriminate against employees if they are unable to meet strict security requirements for working on projects using US technology

NSW: Boeing given go ahead on discrimination

The NSW Government recently granted defence contractor Boeing the right to discriminate against employees if they are unable to meet strict security requirements for working on projects using US technology. The Government granted Boeing a three year exemption from the Anti-Discrimination Act, which will apply to employees at Boeing’s Bankstown plant. Under the exemption, only Australians and other nationalities approved by the US will be granted the necessary security clearances required to work at the plant. Boeing and Australian Defence Industries said they were concerned that US security technology transfer laws could be breached if they were unable to screen employees to meet their standards.

Australian Law Awards nominations open

Voting for the Fuji Xerox Australian Law Awards 2005 recently opened. With 33 categories on offer, HR practitioners are encouraged to register to vote for The Legal Personnel Employment Award and ADERANT Employer of Choice Award. The Legal Personnel Employment Award will recognise law firms who have demonstrated excellence in the field of industrial relations law. The ADERANT Employer of Choice Award will recognise firms who have demonstrated that a healthy working environment contributes much to performance, through workplace culture, career opportunities and good work/life balance. To cast your vote go to www.lawawards.com.au.

Business talent recognised at human capital awards

Winners of the 2005 JML Australia Human Capital Awards were recently announced in Sydney. Presented in associated with The Australian, winners included: David Kirk, CEO, PMP Limited; Brent Cubis, CFO, Nine Network; Jane Treadwell, CIO, Centrelink; Sharon Davis, HR director, AMP; John Walters, sales director, Tech Pacific; Tim Boydell, sales & marketing manager, Angove’s; Jane McKellar, MD, Elizabeth Arden; Libby Christie, MD, Sydney Symphony; and Dan Phillips, executive director, Macquarie Bank. The major award, Leader of the Year, was presented to David Kirk, CEO of PMP Limited. The awards were held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney on 31 March and were compered by Ross Symonds, ex-Channel 7 News presenter.

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