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Brisbane lawyer Mark O’Connor said the holiday season meant many parties and social gatherings were being held at homes, and hosts should not lose sight of their responsibilities to provide a safe venue.
It was too easy, especially where alcohol was involved, for people to forget responsibilities such as ensuring children in a pool were safe, or a barbecue was being safely operated....Read more
The Queensland Government may have given businesses flouting workplace health and safety laws a ‘get out of jail free’ card with the State’s tough new workers compensation scheme restrictions.
News reports have revealed that building firm John Holland allegedly did not follow its own workplace health and safety systems whilst building the Brisbane Airport Link project.
Attention businesses, builders & property developers
The Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (the “WHSA”) was introduced on 1 January 2012 to provide a national system of work safety laws. Unfortunately uniformity has come with the price of expanded obligations for your business.
The WHSA applies not only to companies but also to sole traders, partnerships,...Read more
A federal government plan to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme by requiring injury victims to sue for compensation has logic behind the proposal, according to Brisbane lawyer Mark O’Connor.
He said while it was unusual to have a government compensation scheme which requires people to pursue a claim for damages, the concept had merit.
“If a person has a serious...Read more