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Suppliers face safety action; Asbestos victim wins $664k

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
Manufacturers and suppliers accused of failing to disclose the risks posed by their products are facing a national class action from workers exposed to potentially deadly silica dust. Meanwhile, a mesothelioma victim has been awarded damages to cover his preferred, expensive care arrangements.







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.

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