VIC: Apprentice Fined for Workplace Prank

Reported by Julia | 17 Jul, 2010

The Ringwood Magistrates’ Court has convicted an apprentice on July 1 after setting a new worker on fire as a prank. The workplace prank took place on January 2008 at a Hallam workshop, where three apprentice mechanics sprayed brake-cleaning fluid on a colleague and set the flammable chemical alight. The injured apprentice had been working …

NSW: Whistleblower Exonerated by Chief

Reported by Julia | 02 Jun, 2010

A nuclear facility whistleblower has received the backing of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) chief, who said the informant was “absolutely correct” to raise serious safety concerns at the site. The 55-year-old whistleblower, who worked as a reactor operator at the south Sydney facility for 28 years, was indefinitely suspended last year …