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Tougher asbestos laws; New Code; New licensee; more

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
> Govt improves asbestos hotline and promises tougher laws;
> New WHS Code, WHS portal and EWP "shop" for Qld, NSW and WA;
> ACT granted workers' comp self-insurance licence;
> Harassment inquiry calls for temporary confidentiality waivers;
> Evacuation breaches dominate WA retail blitz; and
> Pain-reduction plan wins $5k in SWA competition.

Big OHS fines halved as "out of kilter" ruling quashed

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
A company director has successfully argued his safety breaches didn't warrant the near-record fine imposed on him, with an appeals court finding he had been negligent rather than reckless. Meanwhile, a number of employers have been charged and entered undertakings after a child was killed and a young trainee fell six metres.


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