MON
3:32PM

Double-fatality inquest follows 7 workplace convictions

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
A coronial inquest into a double fatality involving methamphetamine, and related proceedings against three companies and six individuals, have sent strong reminders on both the reach of chain-of-responsibility laws in the heavy vehicle sector and the fact that they're being policed.
FRI
12:30PM

Reckless conduct offence with long jail terms announced

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
Duty holders that engage in reckless conduct during the manufacture, transport or storage of dangerous goods could be fined $6.4 million or jailed for 10 years, under new Victorian laws. The move comes after firefighters called for tougher penalties and a "pro-charge" policy to crack down on the "stash and burn business model" in the waste industry.

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