2020 saw QLD’s first sentencing decision in relation to the offence of industrial manslaughter pursuant to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Since the introduction of the offence in 2017 we have seen the establishment of the Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor and an increase in prosecutions under the WHSA and other similar acts. This has led to an increased focused upon the availability of insurance cover for these types of matters – with New South Wales recently legislating to ban cover for the same. Kristi Riedel provided an important idea of the state of play in work health safety prosecutions.
Full details, including the video and podcast recording, as well as the PowerPoint and transcript are available here.