Browsing: Right of entry

THU
2:08PM

Appeals court upholds key WHS entry judgments

In the latest chapter of a long-running and acrimonious dispute between an employer and a union, an appeals court has rejected the former's renewed claim that the latter is not eligible to enter its premises to investigate suspected WHS contraventions.

TUE
11:45AM

WHS concerns rejected, officials unlawfully blocked pour

Two union organisers who intentionally obstructed work over safety concerns - including the location of toilets - were in breach of the Fair Work Act, the Federal Circuit and Family Court has ruled, finding none of their imminent-risk concerns were valid.

TUE
3:54PM

Full Court cuts safety-related entry fines by 55%

The fines imposed on a union organiser and his organisation after the official refused to wear safety gear at a site, and "pushed" a manager, have been slashed on appeal, with a full Federal Court finding a regulator "prosecuted a factually confused case".

THU
1:02PM

9 parties fined in latest case on WHS "resolution" clause

In the latest major case on a WHS provision for "resolving" disputes, a union and eight of its officials have been fined for right-of-entry breaches at an incident-strewn infrastructure project.

TUE
2:51PM

Key WHS judgments go against police and employer

In one of two important judgments involving a long-running battle between an employer and a union, an appeals court has warned that a trespass finding against four WHS entry permit holders could have encouraged workplaces to deliberately obstruct such officials, hindering the objectives of safety laws.

MON
1:50PM

Court stresses safety value of permit-holder compliance

An entry permit holder's compliance with a site's directions and requests serves its own critical safety function, the Federal Court has stressed in imposing record entry fines on a union and six officials.


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