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The Queensland Government has failed in its appeal against a judgment that purportedly saved a PCBU more than $2.6 million in electrical safety compliance costs, but will look to major legislative changes to address its safety concerns.
A PCBU has successfully challenged the validity of new work safety regulations and purportedly saved itself $2.6 million in compliance costs, but the Queensland Government is lodging an appeal and seeking to stay the ruling.