TUE
3:54PM

Employer fined $650k over "inevitable" fatal fall

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
An employer has been fined $650,000 after a worker died in a 12-metre fall from a platform that was completely unsuitable for purpose, making the fall almost inevitable. Meanwhile, a head contractor has entered a $175,000 safety undertaking after a worker was impaled on an obviously hazardous bar.
MON
11:28AM

Expanding gig economy revives push for harmonised workers' compensation scheme

Workers' compensation, Jurisdiction, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
There has been little political will to harmonise Australia's workers' comp schemes over the last two decades, but the emergence of the gig economy and a major report on the future of work could force governments to revisit the issue, or at least expand access to workers' compensation.

Jurisdiction

AustMap Tasmania Victoria South Australia New South Wales Australian Capital Territory Queensland the Northern Territitory Western Australia National / Commonwealth