• Review of industrial laws across Australia – are workers who die on worksites better protected?

    6th Jun 2024

    Workplace deaths continue to occur despite most states having industrial manslaughter laws in place. Earlier this year the Victorian Supreme Court convicted a stonemasonry company for engaging in negligent conduct constituting a breach of duty that caused death, fining them $1.3 million. Yasmine Chalvatzis asks if workers are really safer when prosecutions and convictions are so rare?