The Queensland Government has committed to invest $25 million over the next two years to deliver more reforms to protect the health and safety of the state’s coal workers.
Queensland mine operators will face tougher penalties for failing to keep their workers safe, under new legislation introduced to State Parliament on Thursday.
The WA Government has announced on Tuesday its decision to ban fracking in existing and future petroleum titles in the South West, Peel and Perth metropolitan regions.
Part of it will include some changes to the requirements of sleeving of conductors and clarification on the segregation of different electrical installations.
The Queensland Government has recently passed new chain of responsibility laws for dangerous building products.
Penalties for workplace safety offences will soon increase in Western Australia to bring WA into line with other states and ensure penalties reflect the importance of a safe workplace.
The Queensland Government strengthens workplace health and safety following the successful passage of tough new laws in Parliament on Thursday.
New laws in Queensland that will deliver stronger workers’ compensation protection for people with black lung and associated dust diseases have been enacted.
The Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2016 has passed the Tasmanian Legislative Council.
The Queensland Government has recently introduced legislative changes to create a new offence of industrial manslaughter.
A person who assaults a police officer may now end up behind bars after minimum mandatory jail time for those convicted of causing serious bodily harm to on-duty police officers has been successfully legislated.
Two new electrical safety on the spot fines have been introduced on 30 June to ensure that workers are safe while working around powerlines, following 9 serious electrical safety incidents in the past 12 months.
The Queensland Government is seeking stronger workers’ compensation protections for workers with black lung and associated dust diseases.
The bill seeks to increase the lump sum paid to dependants of people who die at work from $304,185 to $554,727.
New laws proposed to parliament by the Palaszczuk Government will enable the state’s building regulator to take action where there is a threat to the safety of workers on construction sites.
Following an interim recommendation from the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety, the Queensland Government will introduce the new offence of “negligence causing death”.
Quad bike riders and their passengers are now required by law to wear an approved motorcycle helmet when operating on roads and road-related areas, according to new laws that came into effect on 1 February 2017 in Queensland.
Starting 1 February 2017, children under the age of 8 will be prohibited from riding quad bikes and utility off-road vehicles being used on road, as well as any child of any age if they are not yet capable of sitting with their feet flat on the floor and hands on handholds in Queensland.
New regulations to protect Queensland coal miners from black lung disease are set to become law on 1 January.
Canada’s Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group is currently developing a new international guideline dedicated to autonomous mining based on a code of practice released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum.
The Queensland Government’s safety audits of theme parks is set to be completed by the end of November.