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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.

Company director sentenced to record prison term in WA

03 June, 2021

Western Australia records its first imprisonment for a work health and safety offence, and the sentence is the longest imprisonment term ever imposed in Australia.

Fine for "disgraceful" disregard of asbestos safety

05 May, 2021

A Queensland painter has been fined $3000 for failing to protect the public or workers from asbestos while painting a Norman Park house.

Feedback sought for amendments to mine and petroleum site laws

26 April, 2021

Interested parties can now provide feedback regarding proposed amendments to legislation about work health and safety and mines and petroleum sites.

Qld calls on nation to catch up with its labour hire laws

21 April, 2021

Three years after the implementation of its labour hire laws, Queensland has called on the Australian Government for national action to protect workers.

Mandating COVID-19 vaccination: when is it lawful and reasonable?

08 March, 2021 by Patrick Walsh, Director, DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

We can now prevent people from developing COVID-19, but when is it lawful and reasonable for employers to direct employees to undergo vaccination against COVID-19?

Contractor charged over fatal brick wall collapse

19 February, 2021

A contractor has been charged with breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act, after a worker was crushed beneath a brick wall at a construction site.

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