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Ban WHS insurance and add manslaughter offence: inquiry

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Industrial manslaughter laws will be introduced nationally through the formal harmonisation process, repeat WHS offenders will be refused government contracts, and the WHS Act will be amended to ban insurance against fines, if recommendations from a parliamentary inquiry are adopted.

Proactivity improves WHS, not manslaughter laws: Tooma

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
Tackling Australia's high workplace fatality rate hinges on proactively enforcing officers' due diligence obligations and improving the quality of investigations, according to leading health and safety lawyer Michael Tooma, who warns that industrial manslaughter provisions could drive negative behaviour.


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