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Worker penalised for recklessly removing asbestos

A foreign and unqualified craftsman unsafely performed demolition work, a judge ruled. The Brisbane Magistrates Court recently fined a tradesman who allegedly removed asbestos in a way that breaches...

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Catastrophic failure extensively damages truck

An aerial lift machinery accident severely damaged a heavy vehicle in North Queensland. Authorities recently investigated how a mobile concrete placing boom suddenly collapsed onto a truck cabin...

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Understanding the RPEQ system

In Queensland we have a unique system that requires registration for engineers working in or for Queensland. This is the registered professional engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) system that is...

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100 per cent FIFO worker ban stays in force

Legislation banning 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces at major mining projects will remain in effect across Queensland. State Deputy Premier Steven Miles confirmed a recent review...

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FIFO workers wanted for vaccine drive

Queensland’s fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforce have been prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination. FIFO employees have been added to the Sunshine State’s 1B priority list, following the recent...

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Coal mine inquiry explores catalyst for explosion

A Queensland Coal mining inquiry into the gas explosion at the Anglo-American Grosvenor Coal mine has heard of concerns associated with the use of polyurethane resins (PUR) as a potential ignition...

AMSJ April 2022