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West Australian Director becomes first person jailed in WA for WHS breaches

For the first time in the 37 years since the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) came into effect, an individual has been sentenced to imprisonment in Western Australia. The successful prosecution may be one of the last prosecutions brought under the OSH Act which is soon to be replaced by the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act).

In March 2020 a 25-year-old worker, Mr Jake Williams, was killed and his 21 year old co-worker was seriously injured after they fell nine meters from the roof of a shed they were … Continue Reading

Outcomes of Australian WHS Ministers’ meeting to respond to recommendations arising from the Boland independent review

The long-awaited meeting of Australian WHS Ministers to discuss the response to the 34 recommendations contained in the Marie Boland independent review of the model Work Health and Safety Laws final report (published in February  2019) (Boland report), took place on 20 May 2021.  We have previously discussed the Boland report and its recommendations in the following blog articles (see here, here and here).

According to the Communique and ‘Agreed response to the Review of the Model Work Health and Safety Laws’ recently published, key issues agreed by the Ministers were, amongst other things, that:… Continue Reading

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