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Senior miners appointed to Qld safety board

10 June, 2020

Four senior miners have joined the body that sets and maintains the standards for safety roles in Queensland's mines.


Inquiry reveals design issues with unstable Paradise Dam

02 June, 2020

An independent inquiry has found a range of structural and design issues with Paradise Dam in Bundaberg, detailed in a 563-page Commission report.


Business fined after fatal wall collapse

02 June, 2020

A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 after one worker was killed and another injured at a construction site in Sydney.


Mine safety inquiry to investigate over 40 mine incidents

01 June, 2020

A retired judge and an expert in coalmine safety will lead an inquiry into over 40 gas incidents in Queensland's underground coalmines since mid-2019.


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.


Engineering company fined for inadequate demolition advice

28 May, 2020

Grasso Consulting Engineers has been fined $200,000 after the unplanned collapse of the former Sydney Entertainment Centre's roof during demolition.


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.


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.


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