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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...

Workplace surveillance is it lawful

Workplace surveillance evidence and unfair dismissal

Can big brother be (illegally) watching? Nicola Martin from McCabe Curwood recently discussed the impacts of workplace surveillance on workplaces…and whether it is lawful or appropriate to...

new whistleblower protection laws

New whistleblower laws to commence 1 July

New whistleblower laws will commence in Australia on the 1st July 2019 and many mining employers need to ready their businesses for the changes. Neal Napper & Deanna Constable from Landers and...

threatening text messages have seen a workers claim denied by Fair Work Australia

Dismissal upheld over threatening text messages

A recent Fair Work Commission decision to uphold the dismissal of an employee for sending threatening text messages and making statements of a sexually harassing nature has shone a light on issues...

employee reinstated

Former Cummins employee reinstated with $1.1M Backpay

Following a recent Federal Court decision, global engine manufacturer Cummins Group was forced to reinstate a 34-year senior employee who it had sacked three years ago; and pay him A$1.1 million in...

regulatory capture in mining

Managing Regulatory Capture in Mine Safety Inspection

Regulatory capture is real. The Australian Banking Royal Commission has highlighted blatant failure by regulators to prevent illegal activities on behalf of many Government institutions that are...

fair work audits check pay

Fair work audits remote communities

Fair Work has continued with a range of compliance audits across businesses in remote communities in Australia, including those in the mining communities. The Fair Work Ombudsman recently completed...