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Third of Female Lawyers Have Been Sexually Harassed, Report Finds
May 15, 2019

One in three female attorneys has been sexually harassed at work, and half have been bullied, according to a global survey…

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Free guide to improving workplace safety out now
May 14, 2019

A NEW free guide that aims to help reduce work-related fatalities and create a safe workplace for transport and logistics workers…

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Man accused of cover-up at scene of workmate’s death
May 13, 2019

An excavator operator accused of killing a man after a piece of machinery fell and hit him in the head at…

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Fresh calls to introduce cages to boost bus driver safety
May 12, 2019

A Gold Coast lawyer is calling for bus drivers to have safety cages fitted in their cabs to protect them from…

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Company linked to Vic chemical stockpiles
May 11, 2019

A dozen illegal chemical stockpiles have been found across Melbourne’s north, a recycling and waste management inquiry has been told. The…

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“Alarmed”: Fair Work Ombudsman uncovers 99 underpaid workers in joint ASIC probe
May 10, 2019

Fair work ombudsman (FWO) Sandra Parker says she was “alarmed to discover” the level of ignorance about workplace laws among first-time…

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Defence Department charged after death of Private Jason Challis in live-fire exercise
May 9, 2019

The Commonwealth Department of Prosecutions has laid charges against the Defence Department over the death of a young solder during a…

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Union audit finds dozens of health and safety breaches at Shed 26
May 8, 2019

A CFMEU audit of Port Adelaide dockyards Shed 26 has found dozens of alleged health and safety law breaches at the…

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Unions Tasmania calls for change to workers compensation laws
May 8, 2019

Unions Tasmania believes the state’s workers compensation legislation is age-discriminatory and should be changed. Tasmanian Parliament in 2017 changed a section…

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BHP Billiton ‘woefully negligent’ over Brazil dam collapse
May 7, 2019

Mining giant BHP Billiton is facing a $5bn (£3.8bn) claim for damages over a dam collapse in Brazil in 2015. Law…

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Bullying and fatigue at SA hospitals cost $20 million, in form of 20,000 sick days over four years
May 7, 2019

Bullying, harassment and fatigue at South Australian hospitals has cost taxpayers almost $20 million in more than 20,000 “lost days of…

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SuperFriend predicts legislative change
May 6, 2019

SuperFriend chief executive Margo Lydon says the recommendations made by the federal government’s Productivity Commission into Mental Health could result in…

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