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Employers charged after high-profile deaths, Federal Court rules on related matters

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
Three employers including a repeat offender have been charged with safety breaches, after the deaths of a confined space worker and a backpacker. The latest development in the backpacker's case coincides with two Federal Court rulings on the employment status of workers at the site where she was killed.

Coroner calls for minimal workplace-public interaction

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
A coronial inquest into the death of an Australia Post motorcyclist, who was struck by reversing machinery, has made recommendations for reducing public safety hazards around work sites, and highlighted cross-jurisdictional issues that hampered the regulatory response to the incident.


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