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Tougher asbestos laws; New Code; New licensee; more

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
> Govt improves asbestos hotline and promises tougher laws;
> New WHS Code, WHS portal and EWP "shop" for Qld, NSW and WA;
> ACT granted workers' comp self-insurance licence;
> Harassment inquiry calls for temporary confidentiality waivers;
> Evacuation breaches dominate WA retail blitz; and
> Pain-reduction plan wins $5k in SWA competition.






Mesothelioma diagnosis and survival rates not improving

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Two Australians are diagnosed with mesothelioma every day and the five-year survival rate hasn't improved in 30 years, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has found. Meanwhile, an incident alert from a work safety regulator suggests the insidious disease will haunt generations to come.



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