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Learnings from SafeWork NSW v Aceline Plumbing

Australia - February 11 2021 A recent prosecution of a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) for failing to 'consult, co-operate and co-ordinate' with other duty…

Harriet Smith, Naa Sackey, Trent Forno.

Keeping the lights on during the COVID-19 pandemic

Australia - April 9 2020 As the nation battles to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, ensuring that 'the lights stay on' is of heightened importance. However, energy companies…

Joel Reid, Simon Batten.

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, Rhian O’Sullivan.

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, Rhian O’Sullivan.

Increased enforcement activity: steps to protect your business

Australia - August 23 2018 Throughout 2018 there has been a steady increase in enforcement activity taken by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ). The increase in…

Deanna McMaster.