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WHS Update: Queensland's first industrial manslaughter prosecution sentence against an individual

Australia - February 8 2021 Jeffrey Owen of Owen’s Electric Motor Rewinds in Gympie has become the first individual to be charged with industrial manslaughter in Queensland.…

Deanna McMaster, Lillian Khan.

First national review of model WHS laws released

Australia - April 24 2019 This report could potentially lead to significant changes to the model WHS Act including in relation to industrial manslaughter, incident notification…

Bianca Laird, Deanna McMaster, Samantha Betzien.

WHS Update: Directors face imprisonment for safety breaches

Australia - February 13 2019 In the aftermath of the legislative amendments that followed the multiple fatalities at Dreamworld and Eagle Farm, this article examines the recent…

Deanna McMaster, Samantha Betzien.

Queensland's first successful prosecution for a failure to consult

Australia - March 8 2018 In November 2017, the Brisbane Magistrates Court imposed a fine of $8,000 on AW Geotechnical Pty Ltd, who pleaded guilty to failing in their duty to…

Deanna McMaster, Samantha Betzien.