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WHS changes flagged with review of murder investigation

WHS laws could be amended, and prosecutory functions expanded, with a former Federal Court judge being appointed to review the adequacy of a WHS investigation into the murder of a nurse.


Remote-work bid dismissed in anti-vax dispute

A risk and compliance manager's role included safety inspections and many other tasks that needed to be performed at her employer's premises, a commission has heard in rejecting her claim that she should have been permitted to work from home instead of being "forced" to have a COVID-19 vaccine.


BHP worker's hug and whispers were serious misconduct

In a timely decision, a commission has upheld the sacking of a mine worker for hugging a camp contractor without consent and making lewd comments to her and her co-worker.


COVID restrictions easing but WHS duties the same

Employers have been warned, by both Safe Work Australia and unions, that they still have a WHS duty to protect workers from COVID-19 despite easing public health directions and orders.


"Tech neck" the "silent pandemic" of remote-work surge

A significant proportion of Australian workers believe their postures worsened after they shifted to remote arrangements for the COVID-19 pandemic, showing employers must act as hybrid work becomes a permanent fixture.


How Salesforce nurtured wellbeing during pandemic

Global software company, Salesforce, used an employee wellbeing approach based on the core values of trust and science-driven initiatives to successfully support its staff right through the pandemic, says its HR business partner, Anne Tosky.

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