Category Archive for: ‘Penalties’

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Court confirms regulator’s powers to request documents are broad

A recent decision in the NSW Supreme Court has highlighted the broad power the regulator has to obtain confidential and …

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Why a non-compliant Notice of Completion Could Cost More Than You Think

A recent appeal case in the Supreme Court is a timely reminder about the importance of getting the paperwork right …

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Crane Case Raises a Risk Assessment Reminder

A recent decision by a Victorian Magistrate’s Court regarding an individual crane truck driver prosecuted for beaching its OSH duties …

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CoR obligations commencing next week

Next week (27 April 2015) the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws come into effect in WA. Whilst WA is not …

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Spotlight on: DMP penalties

A new policy released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) provides the eight principles the DMP will apply …

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Draft modernised WHS Bill debuts in WA Parliament

The highly anticipated draft Work Health and Safety Bill was yesterday tabled in the WA Parliament and is available for …

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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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Closer to clarity about the price of an offence in WA

The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum conducted a review of how penalties are imposed in WA mining legislation (including …

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Significant maximum penalties on the cards

Worksafe ACT have laid the first charges for a category one offence (reckless conduct causing death) under the new WHS …

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Should creative sentencing for OHS offences be allowed in Australia?

Penalties for OHS offence in Australia are generally paid to the state or territory or involve undertakings to do or …

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