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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.


Investigations continuing after fatality at Truro Quarry

30 April, 2020

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.


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.


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.


Truck accident occurs at Mount Arthur mine

24 April, 2020

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.


Queensland gets 60 more paramedics to help fight COVID-19

21 April, 2020

The Palaszczuk government has fast-tracked 60 Queensland Ambulance Services officers, to help healthcare workers fight COVID-19.


Australian mining stands united on safety against COVID-19

20 April, 2020

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".


Incident at Metropolitan Mine near Helensburgh

20 April, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator is investigating an incident that occurred on 9 April 2020 at the Metropolitan Mine near Helensburgh in New South Wales.


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.


Contractor relations: safety challenges of outsourcing

08 April, 2020

Outsourced relationships can lead to challenges in the management of safety, as a 2020 British research report into client firms and subcontractors reveals.


New South Wales sets out regulatory intent during COVID-19

07 April, 2020

SafeWork NSW has released a statement of regulatory intent to outline its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with WHS legislation.


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.


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