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Risk was forseeable

21 April, 2005

A Sydney manufacturer has been fined $208,000 by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission sitting in Court Session following the death of a young worker at its Revesby factory in 2001.


Low level falls can kill

09 March, 2005

A company has been fined the Magistrates' Court's jurisdictional limit of $100,000 after a workplace death at the Sportsgirl shop at the Southland Shopping Centre.


Mine found guilty over disaster

17 January, 2005

The owners and operators of a Hunter Valley colliery have been found guilty of safety breaches that led to the deaths of four miners in the Gretley disaster almost eight years ago.


Saliva tests for drivers

14 January, 2005

Victorian police will start using saliva swabs to randomly test drivers for drugs. Police will test drivers for traces of cannabis and methamphetamine, known as 'speed' and used by long haul road transport drivers to stop them falling asleep at the wheel.


SRA fined for serious workplace injury

18 August, 2004

The State Rail Authority of NSW has been fined $149,500 by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission sitting in court session following the serious injury of a guard who fell from a moving train at Mortdale railway station.


Can the law make workplaces safer?

07 July, 2004 by Branko Miletic, Journalist

Can changing the law make it safer to go to work or are there still too many accidents waiting to happen? Depending who you talk to, the potential value of industrial manslaughter legislation varies from being pivotal to utterly useless


Farms get hard-headed on safety

22 April, 2004

The iconic image of the Australian bush - a horseman rounding up stock with a battered Akubra on his head - is under threat. It could disappear as farms are forced to concentrate on safety and possible legal action if farm workers are injured.


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