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Landmark Decision: Queensland’s First Industrial Manslaughter Conviction

By |2020-07-14T12:59:36+10:00July 14th, 2020|News, WHS Investigations & Incidents, Workplace Law|

The District Court of Queensland recently handed down a conviction for industrial manslaughter. The resounding decision is the first conviction for industrial manslaughter in Queensland’s history, and is a stark reminder of the very serious nature of the duty of care owed by employers to their employees.

A new chapter in the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Act

By |2020-04-21T16:41:56+10:00June 7th, 2017|Insurance Law, WHS Investigations & Incidents|

Much has been lauded about the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Act 2016 (“the Amendment Act”)[1] and in particular the insertion of section 236B, which in short summary was inserted to reverse the effects of the [...]

How FIT is your OHS System?

By |2019-12-19T11:32:37+10:00February 22nd, 2017|WHS Investigations & Incidents|

I frequently encounter businesses that are overwhelmed by never-ending obligations to comply with occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements in the workplace. Whether it be statutory obligations or contractual conditions imposed by business partners, the task of ensuring the OHS [...]

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