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Amendments to the WHS Act Qld: Is this the Perfect Storm of WHS Legal Risk?

Fewer Protections and More Prosecutions for Businesses and Officers? On 21 March 2024, the Queensland Parliament passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 (the Bill), which includes amendments to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) (the WHS Act) that will significantly decrease the ability of businesses and company […]

Workplace manslaughter conviction leads to $1.3 million fine

WorkSafe Victoria have reported that: Facts The facts reported by WorkSafe Victoria are[1]:   “On October 2021, a 25-year-old sub-contractor died after a forklift being operated by Hanna with a raised load on a sloping driveway tipped over and landed on top of him.   A WorkSafe investigation found it was reasonably practicable for the […]

Navigating Workplace Health and Safety Regulations: What Businesses Need To Know

Navigating workplace health and safety (WHS) regulations in Australia is a challenge for both new and established businesses. This is particularly so for businesses who operate across State and Territory borders, requiring them to be compliant with the different regimes in place in each jurisdiction. In some instances, businesses are required to comply with obligations […]