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Mirror WHS Bill finally introduced in WA, as NT Bill passes

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
After being flagged in the State budget more than seven years ago, Western Australia has finally introduced a mirror WHS Bill, which includes a two-level industrial manslaughter offence and a new duty of care for "WHS service providers". Meanwhile, the Northern Territory's industrial manslaughter laws have passed Parliament.

Employers charged after high-profile deaths, Federal Court rules on related matters

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
Three employers including a repeat offender have been charged with safety breaches, after the deaths of a confined space worker and a backpacker. The latest development in the backpacker's case coincides with two Federal Court rulings on the employment status of workers at the site where she was killed.




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