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Devastating Rise of Ice Use in the Workplace

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Aug 10, 2015 10:51:00 PM

ice in the workplaceThe Federal inquiry into ice has grown more aware of how the use of the drug continues to rise particularly in the mining industry.

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Topics: Blog, Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Industry Sectors

Psychiatrist convicted for scams over client treatment

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jan 21, 2015 12:25:00 AM

Last week, a psychiatrist, who informed the VWA that his patient was sicker than she actually was to extend her stay in hospital so he could get more payments, was sentenced to a six-month imprisonment and suspended for nine months and was ordered to pay fines and restitution to an outstanding amount of $50,000.

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Topics: Prosecutions, Blog

National Model Asbestos Laws Adopted by ACT

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jan 21, 2015 12:22:00 AM

National Model Asbestos Laws Adopted by ACTThe Asbestos Safety Reform or Dangerous Substances Amendment Bill 2014 was passed on November 25, 2014 in the Legislative Assembly, which paved the way for the adoption of the national model asbestos laws. The said bill is part of the legislative reform package that includes the 2014 Work Health and Safety Asbestos Amendment Regulation and two other supporting codes of practice.

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Topics: Blog, Planning, Objectives and Legal Obligations

Availability of assistance for homes with loose fill asbestos announced

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jan 21, 2015 12:16:00 AM

Availability of Assistance for Homes with Loose Fill Asbestos AnnouncedNew South Wales residents reported with loose-fill asbestos in their homes will received additional assistance packages. The New South Wales Government through the efforts of Dominic Perrottet of the Minister for Finance and Services made the said announcement.

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Topics: Blog, Responsibility, Authority and Commitment

Investigation called for by electrical trades union with the alleged safety breach at Sydney construction site

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jan 20, 2015 12:21:00 AM

under constructionDuring the construction of the prominent International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour, a potentially deadly electrical safety breach caused nearly 50 electricians to refuse to carry out some non-emergency work.

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Topics: Hazard and Risk Management, Blog