NSW Labor seeks new workplace deaths law
Multi-million dollar fines and decades of jail time is on the cards for companies found responsible for workplace deaths if a bill proposed by NSW Labor...
Aussie Companies are Failing on Safety Reporting
Many of Australia’s largest companies are failing to report on health and safety outcomes, according to the latest study.
Vic WorkCover scheme hurts injured workers
Victoria's WorkCover scheme is hurting long-term injured workers with its "immoral and unethical" decisions when handling cases, the state's ombudsman says.
Victorian Builders, Farmers Hit Out at Industrial Manslaughter Law
Building and farming lobby groups in Victoria have hit out at new laws which could see bosses whose negligence causes worker deaths jailed for twenty years,...
Australia’s Three Tiers of Construction Safety Performance
The performance of construction firms throughout Australia in ensuring the safety of their workers can be separated into three categories, the latest report has found.
Flammable cladding list ‘should be public’
A list of nearly 450 NSW buildings that are potentially clad with flammable material should be made public, the lobby group for NSW councils says.
Vale ‘negligence’ may have cost lives
Brazil's mining regulator has blasted iron ore miner Vale SA for failing to disclose problems with a dam before January's deadly collapse, saying this kept the...
Aussie Workers Lose 144 Lives and Suffer 107,355 Injuries
Almost 150 Australian workers lost their lives last year whilst more than 100,000 suffered serious injuries throughout the previous financial year, data from Australia’s safety regulator...
Builders Raise Concern About Manslaughter Law
A key building industry lobby group has raised concern about new legislation which could see bosses who negligently cause death of their workers facing up to...
Worker dies after Sydney pipe bursts
A worker has died in hospital after being struck in the head by a burst pressurised water pipe at a central Sydney worksite.
Worker dies at underground Qld coal mine
A worker has died at an underground coal mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin.
Worker injured in Melbourne crane fall
A man has been rescued from a crane at a Melbourne construction site after falling two metres and suffering head and back injuries.
Charges over NT worker's fatal fall
Two construction companies from Australia and Japan face criminal charges over the death of worker Carl Delaney at the large INPEX gas project in late 2017.
Safety body for Qld workers after deaths
A new independent safety body for Queensland resource workers would be established under a bill introduced to state parliament.
Engineers working out recovery at NT mine
Engineers have arrived at a remote Northern Territory manganese mine to develop a plan to safely recover the body of a worker who is believed to...
Vic tradie convicted over WorkSafe assault
A tradie has been convicted for assaulting and spitting on a safety inspector who randomly came across an unsafe Melbourne construction site
Safety push aims to cut Qld mine deaths
The offence of industrial manslaughter may soon be applied to Queensland's mining industry after a spate of deaths.
Third Sydney Unit Block Evacuated
A third Sydney apartment block is under scrutiny over building and safety issues after it was revealed its residents were evacuated late last year.