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The current Australian climate surrounding regulators is one of scrutiny and criticism. Whenever corporations are alleged to have contravened, the public asks the question: 'Where was the Regulator?'
The Queensland Court of Appeal has held that the decision given to Gary Lavin of Multi-Run Roofing cannot stand, due to the trial judge misdirecting the jury.
On 1 July 2019, new whistleblower laws will come into effect. Employers should ensure they are across the changes, including implementing workplace policies dealing with disclosures.
Managing Director, Jamie McPherson awarded Partner of the Year, Workplace Health & Safety Relations at the Lawyer’s Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, 2019.
It has been widely reported that the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is cracking down on new reporting requirements by warning companies of the prospect of building licence suspension or cancellation – having issued over 100 show cause notices recently.
Independent reviewer Marie Boland recently released her report ('the Boland Report') on the national model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws.
The Victorian Government has urged employers to take note of the state’s 2018 workplace death toll of 23, and four deaths in January 2019, as a reminder to comply with their Occupational Health and Safety obligations.