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The evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has raised numerous challenges for the property and construction sectors.
In the wake of the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, employers across Australia and the world are navigating an ever changing landscape of issues for their businesses. From a workers' compensation perspective, employers should be alive to the risks that flow from employees contracting the virus.
We are less than a quarter of the way into 2020, and Australia has seen a dramatic start to the year. After a summer of catastrophic bushfires, crippling drought, major storms and floods, Australians are now (with the rest of the world) facing the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.