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New laws will help prevent child falls from windows

29 October, 2013

Minister for Fair Trading in NSW Anthony Roberts has announced that new window safety laws to help prevent children falling from residential strata buildings have now passed through Parliament.

Transport of Dangerous Goods Code to be aligned with international best practice

06 August, 2013

The laws governing the transport of dangerous goods such as chemicals on road and rail will be updated in line with the latest international guidelines, in a package of proposed amendments released by the National Transport Commission (NTC) for public consultation today.

Statement on Swanston St wall collapse

30 April, 2013

WorkSafe is continuing to investigate the collapse of the wall which killed three people at a construction site in Swanston St, Carlton, on 28 March 2013.

Wall collapse under investigation

03 April, 2013

Tragically, three people died after the collapse of a wall at a construction site on Swanston Street in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton last week.

Brush manufacturer fined after worker injured

28 March, 2013

The Industrial Court has fined a brush manufacturer after a worker’s finger was caught in a machine that had no guard in place.

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

18 February, 2013

Women in New Zealand and in many parts of the world are discriminated against by employers, says University of Canterbury Associate Professor Annick Masselot. Despite legal protection against dismissal, many women are forced out of their job because they are considered to be more costly than men.

Boat company fined after worker death

31 January, 2013

A Somerton boat company has been found guilty and fined $275,000 over the death of a worker in December 2011.

Tree company fined after worker left hanging

18 December, 2012

A tree lopping company was convicted and fined $15,000 following an incident in which an employee was knocked unconscious and left hanging from a tree.

UC investigates fines against employers

29 November, 2012

UC researchers are investigating the size of sentencing fines in the cases against employers of injured or killed workers.

Company fined over crush incident

25 October, 2012

WorkSafe Victoria’s campaign against dangerous machines continues with an East Geelong company fined $55,000 after a worker was dragged hip deep into a machine, causing serious pelvic and ankle injuries.

Company fined after fall leaves worker in wheelchair

11 October, 2012

A building company has been fined $60,000 for an incident which left a worker a paraplegic.

Worker pleads guilty to compensation fraud

09 October, 2012

A car salesman has been ordered to pay back over $55,000 and perform 350 hours of community service after fraudulently obtaining payments and false information.

Workplace fatality in Kapunda

09 October, 2012

SafeWork SA is investigating a workplace fatality that occurred at J T Johnson and Sons Pty Ltd at Kapunda.

Martial arts employees allegedly paid 73 cents an hour

03 September, 2012

Young trainees from a former Melbourne martial arts and fitness centre were allegedly getting paid between 73 cents and $2.74 an hour.

Safety improvement notices issued to domestic construction sites

29 August, 2012

WorkSafe Victoria inspectors issued almost 60 improvement notices to domestic construction businesses working in Melbourne’s east last week in a bid to reduce the number of workplace injuries.

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