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WHS changes flagged with review of murder investigation

WHS laws could be amended, and prosecutory functions expanded, with a former Federal Court judge be appointed to review the adequacy of a WHS investigation into the murder of a nurse.


PCBU fined for consultation and category-2 breaches

A PCBU that declined to act on the safety advice of an electrician has been convicted and fined for three serious WHS offences, including failing to consult and coordinate activities with the company tasked with installing and commissioning its imported plant.


Appeals court overturns key rulings on payments to dependants in fatality case

In an important ruling for a workers' compensation scheme, an appeals court has overturned two earlier decisions, and ruled that weekly payments to partial dependants of killed workers can be increased, and unemployment benefits can be considered, in reviews of weekly payments.


Safety standards must match strong demands; and more

  • Step up safety with increasing demands, say regulators;
  • Employers urged to utilise WHS tool for young workers; and
  • Waivers don't reduce WHS duties to children.

Reach of important injury ruling explained by DP

A tribunal has found that a previous full-bench ruling on what constitutes surgery for workers' comp purposes is not exhaustive or "even relevant to each case", and stressed that "penetration of the body is not always involved".


WHS regulator targeting workplace buildings; and more

  • Have you assessed your workplace buildings for asbestos? A WHS regulator is checking, in support of national plan; and
  • Employer fined after forklift load falls.

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