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October 2019

First Charges Laid Under Queensland’s New Industrial Manslaughter Laws

28/10/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

An recycling business has been charged for industrial manslaughter by Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, in a historic...

Tyre Recycler Fined $80,000 After Teenage Worker Is Left Permanently Disabled In Workplace Accident

25/10/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

A tyre-recycling factory in an outer-eastern suburb of Melbourne has been fined $80,000 after a young worker’s arm was dragged onto a...

Experts Call for Better Resources for Workplace Regulators

24/10/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

Australian businesses have had to hand over a record $40.2 million as a result of underpayment of employees, the largest recovery ever...

Greens Push to Ban Engineered Stone from Australia

23/10/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

Pressure is increasing from Members of the Greens party to ban manufactured stone goods from Australia due to the workers dying from...

Small businesses are still struggling with compliance


Today's release of figures from the Fair Work Ombudsman and Fair Work Commission are a sign that Australia's small businesses are...

Reality TV star wins compensation from Channel 7

22/10/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

A reality TV contestant that had previously appeared on Channel 7’s House Rules has won a worker’s compensation claim for the...