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NSW Labor seeks new workplace deaths law
Safety
Thursday December 12 2019

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
Safety
Wednesday December 11 2019

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
Safety
Wednesday December 4 2019

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
Safety
Monday December 2 2019

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
Business
Friday November 15 2019

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’
Buildings
Wednesday November 6 2019

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
Mining
Wednesday November 6 2019

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
Business
Wednesday November 6 2019

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
Safety
Wednesday October 30 2019

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...

Safety
Nov 29 2019
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.

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Mining
Nov 26 2019
Worker dies at underground Qld coal mine

A worker has died at an underground coal mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin.

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Business
Nov 13 2019
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.

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Safety
Nov 8 2019
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.

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Safety
Sep 6 2019
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. 

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Mining
Aug 30 2019
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...

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Safety
Aug 14 2019
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

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Mining
Jul 11 2019
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.

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Buildings
Jul 10 2019
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.

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