We advise on all elements of OH&S for employers, including:
Join DWF's Matthew Smith and Damian Hegarty as they present a workshop on the effective management of notifiable safety incidents.
With strict new laws now passed in Victoria, employers who are found to have negligently caused a workplace death will face fines of up to $16.5 million for organisations, and up to $1.65 million or 20 years in jail for individuals.
Queensland's Work Health and Safety Prosecutor (WHSP) Aaron Guilfoyle has recently released his Annual Report for the 2018-19 financial year. The report is the first of its kind and covers only the period since the WSHP's commencement on 18 March 2019.
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (The Bruce Highway Caloundra to Sunshine Upgrade Case) (No 2)  FCA 1737.
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?'