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On 4 September 2019, Queensland's Minister for Natural Resources introduced a Bill to Parliament to establish an independent regulator for the State's mining sector.
A South Australian magistrate has recorded a conviction against Bitumax Pty Ltd and fined the company $9,900 for failing to comply with statutory loading limits in March 2018.
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.