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Lawyers welcome new mine safety laws

Queensland lawyers welcome new mining safety laws

Queensland lawyers have welcomed the new Queensland mine health and safety laws. Maurice Blackburn State Managing Principal Rod Hodgson has welcomed the introduction of industrial manslaughter laws...

industrial manslaughter debate and impact on health and safety legsilation

Industrial manslaughter debate

OPINION Greg Smith is an international award-winning author and qualified lawyer who has spent more than two decades specialising in Employment Law and Workplace Health & Safety.  Greg recently...

Changes to qld workers compensation scheme affecting psychological injury

Queensland workers’ compensation scheme update

On 22 October 2019, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation amending the workers’ compensation scheme in Queensland. The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation...

legal privilege may affect safety information sharing

Legal privilege & safety

Dr Ray Parkin OAM shares his thoughts on the impacts of Legal Privilege on mine safety practice and the potential legal privilege implications as industrial manslaughter laws are introduced by the...

A BHP work Christmas party had disastrous outcomes for employees after one punched a supervisor

BHP work Christmas party that went horribly wrong

A recent case of the Fair Work Commission involving two BHP workers reportedly punching a ‘noticeably drunk’ supervisor in the face at the Moranbah Bowls Club has highlighted the...

Taking care of business tragedy at Pike River

On Friday 19 November 2010, a methane explosion caused a tragedy at New Zealand’s Pike River Coal Mine resulting in the deaths of 29 workers. Dr Carlos Sorentino examines what role poor corporate...

fight at mine site

Employees entitlements in wake of bushfires

In the wake of the recent bushfires, employers are often left wondering what they should do in respect of employee entitlements. Here are some key question and answers on managing employee...

An inquest into a Mount Lyell mining accident will begin again after the court ruled against copper mines of tasmania

Inquest into Mount Lyell death to resume

An inquest into the death of a mine worker at the Mount Lyell mine in Tasmania will resume almost six years after the tragic mining accident. 53-year-old Michael Welsh died when his loader was caught...

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