Industrial Manslaughter Law Briefing 2020

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$149.00

CPD Points 1.5

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  • C4: Substantive Law (1.5)

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Industrial Manslaughter Law Briefing 2020

Industrial Manslaughter Law Briefing 2020
CPD Points: 1.5 Price:
$149.00

Join Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston to hear about significant amendments to Work Health and Safety Laws that are coming to Western Australia.

Once the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 is passed, workplace safety in WA will come under a single Act that covers all WA workplaces. Industrial manslaughter offences will also form part of the law, including a maximum penalty of 20 years of imprisonment for an individual and a $10 million fine for a body corporate.

The Law captures modern employment relationships, such as subcontractors or casual workers, not just the classic employer/employee relationship, and will harmonise WA with other States and Territories.

On 21 October 2020 the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 passed the Upper House with amendments and it is anticipated the Bill will receive royal assent soon after consideration of amendments by the Legislative Assembly on 3 November 2020, and be operational once Regulations are made in 2021.

Author Profiles

Industrial Manslaughter Law Briefing 2020

Nicholas van Hattem is a barrister with experience in commercial, government and criminal law matters, practising from Francis Burt Chambers. 

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Industrial Manslaughter Law Briefing 2020

Bill Johnston was sworn in as the Mines and Petroleum, Commerce and Industrial Relations, Electoral Affairs, and our State's first Asian Engagement Minister in March 2017.

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Industrial Manslaughter Law Briefing 2020

Rachel’s practice has a particular focus on employment and industrial relations related advice and litigation, including in proceedings relating to underpayments, general protections, unfair dismissal, enterprise agreement approval, dispute resolution procedures and right of entry.

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Industrial Manslaughter Law Briefing 2020

Greg is an international award winning author and qualified lawyer who has spent more than two decades specialising in Employment Law and Workplace Health & Safety.

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Course Summary

Join Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston to hear about significant amendments to Work Health and Safety Laws that are coming to Western Australia.

Once the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 is passed, workplace safety in WA will come under a single Act that covers all WA workplaces. Industrial manslaughter offences will also form part of the law, including a maximum penalty of 20 years of imprisonment for an individual and a $10 million fine for a body corporate.

The Law captures modern employment relationships, such as subcontractors or casual workers, not just the classic employer/employee relationship, and will harmonise WA with other States and Territories.

On 21 October 2020 the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 passed the Upper House with amendments and it is anticipated the Bill will receive royal assent soon after consideration of amendments by the Legislative Assembly on 3 November 2020, and be operational once Regulations are made in 2021.

Course Details

This seminar is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • The Governments perspective on the Industrial Manslaughter and the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA)

Bill Johnston

  • An overview of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA)
  • Key features of the Act
  • Industrial manslaughter laws in Australia
  • Who can be prosecuted for industrial manslaughter under the Act
  • The elements of the industrial manslaughter offence
  • The prohibition on insurance/indemnities

Rachel Lee

  • A comment on the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA)

Greg Smith

  • Debate and questions between the speakers, the Chair and the profession.