Browsing: Right of entry


Full Court cuts safety-related entry fines by 55%

The fines imposed on a union organiser and his organisation after the official refused to wear safety gear at a site, and "pushed" a manager, have been slashed on appeal, with a full Federal Court finding a regulator "prosecuted a factually confused case".


9 parties fined in latest case on WHS "resolution" clause

In the latest major case on a WHS provision for "resolving" disputes, a union and eight of its officials have been fined for right-of-entry breaches at an incident-strewn infrastructure project.


Key WHS judgments go against police and employer

In one of two important judgments involving a long-running battle between an employer and a union, an appeals court has warned that a trespass finding against four WHS entry permit holders could have encouraged workplaces to deliberately obstruct such officials, hindering the objectives of safety laws.


Court stresses safety value of permit-holder compliance

An entry permit holder's compliance with a site's directions and requests serves its own critical safety function, the Federal Court has stressed in imposing record entry fines on a union and six officials.


High Court ends dispute on WHS entry rule

A regulator has warned that union officials must hold valid right-of-entry permits when entering sites under provisions for "resolving" WHS matters, after the High Court blocked an appeal on the issue.

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