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Changes to Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme

Private companies will now be allowed to become self-insurers under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme. Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, made the announcement yesterday...

SA guides to bullying and fatigue released

Safe Work Australia has just released guides on workplace bullying and fatigue. Following an extensive consultation and review process, Safe Work Australia converted the draft Code of...

Copper mine cops fine over river contamination

Operators of the Baal Gammon copper mine, west of Herberton in Qld, pleaded guilty to three charges last Thursday, relating to the unauthorised release of contaminated water into Jamie Creek and the...

Ranger Uranium Mine asked to explain safety breach

The Northern Territory branch of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) has expressed concern that four drums used for uranium yellowcake transport have recently been found at a property...

WA mine safety awards open for nominations

WA’s Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) is calling for nominations in their annual Safety and Health Innovation Awards. The Awards recognise individuals, teams and companies who have...

Weipa mine evacuated over gas leak: one worker injured

A man has been treated in hospital after a gas leak at Rio Tinto’s bauxite operation at Weipa prompted an evacuation of the mine yesterday morning The man suffered freeze burn injuries to his...