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COVID-19 vaccines and what they mean for employers

Australia - February 24 2021 The roll out of the Australian Government’s COVID‑19 vaccination program brings hope there is light at the end of the tunnel in the fight against the…

Heidi Fairhall, Jack de Flamingh, John Tuck, Kate Curtain, Nick Le Mare.

Industrial manslaughter offence and other changes coming to Model Work Health and Safety Laws?

Australia - March 15 2019 On 25 February 2019, the Report of the first national review of Australia's model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws was released. The Report (prepared…

John Tuck.

Industrial manslaughter now a crime in Queensland

Australia - October 26 2017 On 12 October 2017, the Queensland Parliament passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Qld) (Bill), which…

Leanne Dorricott, Nick Le Mare.

Due diligence quarterly

Australia - September 29 2017 The directors and other officers of a ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBU) have a personal duty to exercise due diligence to ensure…

Jack de Flamingh, John Tuck, Kate Curtain, Nicholas Ellery, Nick Le Mare, Stephen Price.

WA on the march towards model work health and safety laws

Australia - September 1 2017 As WA progresses to adopting its own version of the harmonised WHS legislation (and announces a significant increase in penalties), employers in…

Nicholas Ellery, Rosemary Roach.