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Defence fined $300k over boy's injuries, as experiment shows vulnerability of young workers

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
The Department of Defence has been convicted and fined $300,000 for breaching its WHS duties to provide a safe system of work and proper supervision to children involved in a cadet exercise. Meanwhile, a Victorian "social experiment" has found most young workers are willing to accept unsafe conditions or bullying to secure employment, highlighting the vulnerability of those under 25.


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