Browsing: Jurisdiction (NT)

MON
11:29AM

COVID vaccination rules extended to more worker types

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements are being applied to more sectors in Victoria, under a plan in which unvaccinated people will be "left behind". Another jurisdiction has announced Australia's "strongest vaccination plan" for workers, while the National Cabinet has agreed to integrate immunisation histories into check-in apps.

WED
3:42PM

Record WHS fine follows foreseeable live-fire death

The Department of Defence has been handed a record WHS fine of $1 million, over the second of two similar fatal training incidents resulting in the prosecution of the PCBU.

TUE
1:08PM

14 reckless conduct charges laid against PCBU, manager

A PCBU faces a maximum, record-shattering WHS penalty of up to $35 million, while its chief operating officer could be jailed for five years, after they were charged with a total of 14 reckless conduct breaches relating to a fatality.

THU
2:10PM

Reckless disregard shown for remote teenage worker

A man has been convicted of two category-1 WHS breaches - the first reckless conduct convictions recorded in his jurisdiction. After he was sentenced, a regulator slammed his workplace's stoic culture and the inaction of witnesses to a teenage worker's serious burns.

THU
3:29PM

Fatality leads to High Court ruling and $120k WHS fine

In a case involving a four-year legal battle and High Court ruling on the reach of WHS laws, a PCBU has been convicted and fined $120,000 over the death of a patron in a ballooning incident.

TUE
2:05PM

Q2 2021: Legislation, caselaw and COVID review

In this major report, OHS Alert examines all the key safety developments from the second quarter of 2021, including the move towards mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for workers, the jailing of a company director, inquests into four work deaths, including a murder, important cases, and significant legislative changes.

MON
12:35PM

Worker handed COVID fine; Blitz sends warning; more

  • FIFO worker handed COVID fine for leaving room;
  • Fatality fine and blitz send height warning to employers; and
  • Asbestos-levy cut to save businesses $1.2m in Tas.
THU
11:56AM

Two men face jail in latest WHS recklessness case

In the latest of a growing number of reckless conduct cases, a company director and a worker could both be jailed for up to five years, after being charged over the death of a man within the "strike radius" of mobile plant.


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