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If a vaccine is created for SARS-CoV-2: WHS responsibilities

28 May, 2020 by Patrick Walsh* | Supplied by: DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

A SARS-CoV-2 vaccine would necessitate a reconsideration of WHS policies, such as whether employees should undergo vaccination before returning to the workplace.


WA jobseekers misled by construction training courses

27 May, 2020

Construction jobseekers in Western Australia are being misled by a training provider that offers 'introductory' courses at reduced prices.


SafeWork SA contacts businesses to manage COVID-19 risks

26 May, 2020

As businesses reopen in South Australia, SafeWork SA will be contacting employers via phone to provide guidance and help manage the risks of COVID-19.


NSW Government releases 'COVIDSafe Transport Plan'

26 May, 2020

The NSW Government has released its plan to provide a safe public transport network amid COVID-19, with substantial changes to NSW public transport services.


Matchmaking manufacturers: to boost COVID-19 supply chains

25 May, 2020

A national matchmaking platform for manufacturers to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak has been expanded, to continue to provide solutions after the pandemic.


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 exercise a success for Far West mines

19 May, 2020

PANDEMINEIUM, a virtual underground mine collapse exercise, was performed at NSW mines to test the effectiveness of new COVID-19 operating constraints.


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.


ABCC files suit against CFMEU workers for improper conduct

18 May, 2020

The ABCC has filed Federal Circuit Court proceedings against two CFMEU officials for acting in an improper manner and ignoring safety requests.


Enforceable undertaking for coal company exceeds $500K

18 May, 2020

Clarence Colliery has committed to spending over $500,000 in undertakings, following a workplace incident that left two workers with serious injuries.


Farmer dies in ATV rollover

18 May, 2020

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.


NSW contractor fined after fatal gas mix-up

15 May, 2020

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.


Alice Springs fuel company charged $140K for worker death

06 May, 2020

A Northern Territory fuel company has been fined $140,000 following an incident that led to the death of one of its workers.


COVID-19 student-to-teacher transmissibility is limited

04 May, 2020

A report investigating the spread of coronavirus in NSW schools has found that the disease has limited transmissibility from students to teachers.


Qld introduces heavy fines to protect frontline workers

30 April, 2020

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.


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