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Qld mine bosses face 20 years' jail for worker deaths

22 May, 2020

The Qld Government has extended the offence of industrial manslaughter to the resources sector; this could see mining executives jailed for up to 20 years.

COVID-19 mining inspections yield encouraging results

19 May, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has published the findings of its proactive inspection program, which examined mine operator responses to risks posed by COVID-19.

NSW Regulator adopts safeguards to protect mine workers

28 April, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has implemented procedures to reduce the risk of its inspectors contracting or transmitting the COVID-19 virus.

Step up protective measures for miners in camps

08 April, 2020

The Queensland Government has urged mining companies to provide more protective measures for staff in mining camps, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Mining through COVID-19

03 April, 2020

Key representatives of Australia's mining workers and companies, together with regulators, have issued statements supporting safety in the face of COVID-19.

Work in the time of corona: risk management for COVID-19

31 March, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Australia, WorkCover Queensland has advised employers and workers to manage work health and safety risks.

Strategy to protect workers from silicosis

25 February, 2020

The NSW Government has established a new strategy to protect workers from contracting deadly lung disease silicosis, which is caused by dry cutting stone.

WorkSafe ACT continues inspection of construction sites

20 February, 2020

WorkSafe ACT has issued over 70 notices to construction sites for serious safety breaches, following two worker deaths in 2020.

Coronavirus prompts economic crisis talks in Qld

11 February, 2020

Queensland Government representatives attended a Roundtable Industry Forum to discuss the economic impacts of coronavirus on the state.

Mining bosses could face jail, $13m fine for worker deaths

05 February, 2020

New laws by the Queensland Government could lead to mining bosses facing 20 years in jail if their criminal negligence causes the death of mine or quarry workers.

18 NSW WHS Regulation amendments now in effect

27 November, 2019

A set of amendments to NSW Work Health and Safety Regulations came into effect in November 2019.

NT industrial manslaughter laws to be debated by end 2019

23 September, 2019

If passed, individuals could face life imprisonment, or businesses, fines up to $10 million, if reckless or negligent conduct has caused a workplace fatality.

NSW Government seeks feedback on Explosives Act

26 July, 2019

The NSW Explosive Act aims to meet industry needs while protecting workers, the public and property from unsafe explosive and explosive precursor use.

NSW lead WHS regulations amended to meet model laws

24 July, 2019

Blood lead thresholds and the definition of "lead risk work" have changed following the 1 July update of NSW Work Health and Safety regulations.

WA taxi and omnibus drivers subject to OSH laws

05 July, 2019

Taxi and omnibus drivers are now subject to Western Australian (WA) OSH regulations after the WA Government redefined 'commercial vehicles' in June.

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