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Reckless conduct offence with long jail terms announced

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
Duty holders that engage in reckless conduct during the manufacture, transport or storage of dangerous goods could be fined $6.4 million or jailed for 10 years, under new Victorian laws. The move comes after firefighters called for tougher penalties and a "pro-charge" policy to crack down on the "stash and burn business model" in the waste industry.

Bans and injury amendments announced with major blitz

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
More than 300 high-risk workplaces will be targeted, work processes will be banned and workers' comp laws could be overhauled, under "unprecedented" silica-dust strategies unveiled in Victoria. Meanwhile, regulators have issued warnings after a series of life-threatening crane incidents and fatalities.









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