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.
The NSW Resources Regulator has published the findings of its proactive inspection program, which examined mine operator responses to risks posed by COVID-19.
PANDEMINEIUM, a virtual underground mine collapse exercise, was performed at NSW mines to test the effectiveness of new COVID-19 operating constraints.
A farmer has died after being thrown from an ATV as it rolled down a hill in regional Victoria, bringing the state's fatality toll up to 24 for 2020.
The ABCC has filed Federal Circuit Court proceedings against two CFMEU officials for acting in an improper manner and ignoring safety requests.
Clarence Colliery has committed to spending over $500,000 in undertakings, following a workplace incident that left two workers with serious injuries.
A baby died and another suffered serious injuries after a contractor cross-connected nitrous oxide and oxygen lines; the contractor has been fined $100,000.
A Northern Territory fuel company has been fined $140,000 following an incident that led to the death of one of its workers.
A report investigating the spread of coronavirus in NSW schools has found that the disease has limited transmissibility from students to teachers.
Anyone who deliberately coughs, sneezes or spits on Qld frontline workers will incur up to a $13,345 fine, as per a new COVID-19 Public Health Direction.
Investigations are continuing after the death of a worker at Truro Quarry in South Australia, which marks the state's first work-related fatality in 2020.
The NSW Resources Regulator has implemented procedures to reduce the risk of its inspectors contracting or transmitting the COVID-19 virus.
The NSW Resources Regulator is investigating an incident at Mount Arthur mine, where a truck slid into a collapsed dump, trapping its operator for five hours.
The Palaszczuk government has fast-tracked 60 Queensland Ambulance Services officers, to help healthcare workers fight COVID-19.
The country's mining sector has united on safety amid COVID-19 and "the most significant disruption to daily life since the Second World War".