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The Queensland government launched on 3 November 2014 a “one-stop shop” for workers’ compensation and safety matters (www.worksafe.qld.gov.au). Merging the web sites and phone numbers of: WorkCover Queensland; Workplace Health and Safety Queensland; the Workers’ Compensation Regulator; and the Electrical Safety Office. The new phone number is:  1300 362 128. David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
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Bell v Hendry & Ors [2014] ICQ 018 Martin J concurred with the original decision and found the complaint under the Justices Act 1886 a nullity and dismissed the appeal. In coming to the decision his Honour considered the particulars and found they did everything but assist: [25] Part of the problem which has led...
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Last Updated: 20 June 2014   Article by Tiana Daly Watkins Tapsell I have written previously about the legislative changes to the Work Health and Safety Act and in particular the positive aspects of the changes being the defence available to Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) in the event an accident occurs in the...
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Work Health and Safety (Codes of Practice) Amendment Notice (No. 1) 2013 (Qld) Explanatory Memorandum The notice provides that the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice has approved the following codes of practice under s 274(4) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011: Abrasive Blasting Code of Practice 2013 Demolition Work Code of Practice 2013...
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