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Volunteers Warning About New Safety Laws

Friday, January 18, 2013

Organisations which rely heavily on volunteers are warning they will have to have cut back on services because of changes to health and safety laws around the nation. Read Full Article

High Court Overturns NSW OHS Prosecution - 1.3M Costs Awarded

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Calls have been made for the New South Wales Government to review all prosecutions over workplace deaths after a High Court ruling last week. Read Full Article

National Safety Laws - One Step Closer

Friday, May 29, 2009

Australia:  A National system of workplace safety laws was endorsed by state and federal ministers in Western Australia this month.  The new system places responsibilities for workplace safety on both employers and employees.   Read Full Article

Obligations of principal contractors

Sunday, May 03, 2009

On the 29th April 2009 the NSW IRC fined a principal contractor $75,000 in relation to the death of a sub-contract roofing employee who fell 12 metres through a skylight panel without a harness. The sub-contractor responsible for the employee was also fined. Read Full Article

National Safety Laws

Saturday, April 04, 2009

The push by the Australian Federal Government for national safety laws has been delayed, after a meeting of state ministers failed to agree on a model for the new occupational health and safety bill.  Read Full Article

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