Category Archive for: ‘Courts’


Be more specific! WHS charge dismissed due to insufficient complaint

Complaints or charges issued by regulators that do not identify the specific omissions that are said to constitute an offence …

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Why not both? Full Bench solves the urine versus saliva drug testing dilemma

An issue that has been plaguing employers for some time has been given some clarification with the Fair Work Commission …

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Excuse me, officer? Court considers who is an ‘officer’ under the WHS Act

Not all management employees will qualify as an ‘officer’ for the purposes of the model Work Health and Safety Act …

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Lessons from the Christmas Creek fatality prosecution

The South Hedland Magistrates’ Court recently handed down its decision in respect to the fatal accident that occurred at the …

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Actions taken in incident investigations could result in an increase in legal risks

Do you take sufficient steps to ensure any investigations into serious incidents at your site (including those conducted by your …

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WorkCover Anti-bullying review – can lessons be learnt

The NSW Parliament’s General Purpose Standing Committee No 1 has published its report on the inquiry into allegations of bullying …

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ACT leads the way with a dedicated safety court

All eyes will be on the ACT to see whether the newly established specialist industrial court does indeed improve the …

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Coroner’s Court – Jurisdiction and Process

A Coronial Inquest is an inquisitorial process meaning that there are no adversarial parties to the matter. The Coroner may …

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