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The push for nationwide industrial manslaughter laws has hit a stumbling block, with Nick Xenophon "quietly" withdrawing his long-term support of the movement ahead of the South Australian election tomorrow.
Safe Work Australia has launched the public consultation process for the review of the model WHS laws, posing 37 questions for discussion and pointing to the reasons why industrial manslaughter provisions weren't included in the Act.
The Tasmanian Labor Party will review Queensland's new industrial manslaughter laws and introduce mirror provisions within a year if it wins the upcoming State election. Three other states could also be on the verge of introducing the laws.