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Australia's first industrial manslaughter conviction: PCBU handed record $3m fine, directors sentenced

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
A Queensland PCBU that failed to address the obvious risks posed by mobile plant as its business grew has become the first Australian entity to be convicted of industrial manslaughter. Its two young directors, who lied about the cause of a worker's death, were handed suspended prison sentences for reckless conduct spanning nearly 17 months.

Q1 2020: Legislation and caselaw update

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Research and reports
In this latest edition of our long-running quarterly update series, OHS Alert reviews all the key WHS news from the first three months of 2020, including everything you need to know on the COVID-19 pandemic, the findings on Dreamworld's dismal safety systems, caselaw from all jurisdictions, and legislative changes.


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