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.
The 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.
New 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.
During 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.