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Work Health and Safety Bill passes Upper House

After nearly four weeks of debate, the Government of Western Australia’s Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill passed the Legislative Council on 21st October. It will now be sent to the Legislative...

Safety net tightens for resources workers

Safety net tightens for resources workers

Australia’s toughest mine safety laws take effect from 1st July with executives facing up to 20 years’ jail if Queensland resources sector workers die because of their criminal negligence. Mines...

Queensland mining safety legsilation

Queensland mining safety bill may weaken safety culture

The Queensland Government’s push for changes to mining safety legislation has come under fire from big miners, individuals and a range of leading organisations that will be responsible for applying...

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...

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...

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