A worker's bowel dysfunction resulted from taking opioid medication Panadeine Forte for a work injury, a tribunal has ruled in dismissing claims that his dose wasn't high enough to cause the condition.
The first of four entities charged after a teenage worker died has been fined over a supervisor's failure to tackle non-conformance issues. Meanwhile, a major employer that failed to implement its documented unloading procedures has been fined after a delivery driver was run over by mobile plant - twice.
The Fair Work Commission has denied a worker interim stop-bullying orders to block his employer from requiring him to attend an independent medical examination, which he claims it will use to sack him.
The Northern Territory has agreed to introduce industrial manslaughter laws with life imprisonment for company officers within a year, but warned that a review recommendation on workplace health and safety officers (WHSOs) could weaken safety standards.
A worker who was fatally attacked by her de facto partner while she was "on call" at home was killed in the course of her employment, a commission president has found in upholding a death benefits award.