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Industrial manslaughter continues to be a topic of significant interest across Australia. Recently there has been important WHS news specifically relating to industrial manslaughter including:

  • First Industrial Manslaughter conviction in Australia (QLD) –  Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd was convicted and fined $3 million in the Queensland District Court, after pleading guilty to causing the death of the worker and being ‘negligent about causing the death’.
  • Industrial Manslaughter – General update including Victoria due to implement these laws from 1 July 2020.
  • Insurance Products and WHS Fines (NSW) – On 10 June 2020, the NSW Work Health and Safety Amendment (Review) Act 2020 commenced operation, making it unlawful to enter into, provide or benefit from an insurance or indemnity arrangement for a WHS fine in NSW.

Download the market update for a number of recommendations for employers to undertake with these new legislations coming into effect across Australia.

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