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Criminalising workplace manslaughter and wage theft

06 June, 2024 by Ben Duggan, Director, and Nicholas De Pasquale, Associate, at DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

Legal experts take a look at the recent criminalisation of industrial manslaughter and wage theft, and what it means for employers.

WorkSafe WA lays first charges under new WHS laws

20 May, 2024

WorkSafe has initiated the first four prosecutions under the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020, which came into effect in March 2022.

Psychosocial harm at work on the rise

26 June, 2023 by Amy Steed

More than two-thirds of workers have experienced bullying at work in the past year, according to a NSW Government survey.

Worker fined $75,000 for workers compensation fraud

13 June, 2023

A man who continued to work as a cleaner and an escort while receiving workers compensation payments has been ordered to repay almost $75,000.

Queensland rail operator charged over fatal crash

18 April, 2023

Queensland Rail has been formally accused of neglecting health and safety obligations, resulting in death, after a worker died in a coal train crash in 2021.

Worker fined $110,920 for workers compensation fraud

24 March, 2023

A Victorian machine operator and business owner has been found guilty of workers compensation fraud, fined and sentenced to a 24-month community corrections order.

Truck driver fined $50K for workers compensation fraud

31 January, 2023

A truck driver has been ordered to pay more than $50,000 after he was discovered to be secretly working while receiving workers compensation payments.

Man charged for assaulting WorkSafe officer

07 September, 2022

WorkSafe Victoria has charged a man after a series of incidents during an investigation of alleged safety breaches at a construction site in June 2021.

Report into sexual harassment in mining "shocking"

27 June, 2022

The WA Parliamentary Inquiry found that women accounted for 74% of mining workers who reported sexual harassment at work.

Wheel manufacturer charged over serious safety breaches

03 May, 2022

A Victorian company has been charged for contravening Occupational Health and Safety Regulations at a Mildura workshop between 2018 and 2020.

Transport business fined for unlawful JobKeeper cashback payments

28 February, 2022

A Queensland business owner is facing a $14,000 penalty for allegedly requiring an employee to repay his JobKeeper payments between March and September 2020.

ABCC takes action against CFMMEU after alleged aggression

23 November, 2021

The ABCC has taken action against the CFMMEU and three of its officials for alleged conduct that includes aggressive behaviour at the Mordialloc Freeway project site in 2020.

Mine death leads to 38 charges and $37.1m in possible penalties

06 September, 2021

Bootu Creek mine operator OM (Manganese) and its chief operating officer are facing 38 charges for reckless conduct after the death of a mine superintendent in 2019.

Guidelines to promote understanding of WHS Entry obligations

11 June, 2021

SafeWork SA has published guidelines and information about entry permit holders, to help foster an understanding of expectations under the WHS Act.

Asbestos removalist suspended for safety breaches

04 June, 2021

SafeWork SA has cracked down on asbestos removalists, issuing an immediate suspension to a Class B asbestos removal licence holder for safety breaches.

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