You can’t contract out your responsibility – or can you? The High Court weighs in.

Reported by Angela | 04 Apr, 2012

  A High Court decision has highlighted the fine line of responsibility for Work Health & Safety obligations when using contractors. Poultry heavyweight, Baiada, contracted DMP Poultry to catch and cage chickens from chicken growers. The cages were loaded into steel modules which were then loaded by a forklift onto a trailer owned by Baiada …

Applications for WorkCover Small Business Assistance Grants close January 2012

Reported by Haydee | 22 Dec, 2011

The NSW State Government and WorkCover NSW are inviting business enterprise centres, professional bodies whose members provide advice and support to small business and regional business organisations to apply for a funding grant under the Small Business Assistance Grant Program. As new work health and safety legislation will be implemented in New South Wales on …