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Jul 01, 2020
New era for mining safety regulation in Queensland

New era for mining safety regulation in Queensland

Queensland’s new mining safety laws came into effect this week, with executives facing up to 20 years’ jail if workers die because of their criminal negligence. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said industrial manslaughter became an offence from July 1 in Queensland’s resources sector – better protecting the state’s 66,000 sector workers. “Sadly eight workers… This content is for iQ I...

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May 20, 2020
Mining manslaughter laws passed in Parliament

Mining manslaughter laws passed in Parliament

New mine safety laws passed in Queensland Parliament today, with executives facing up to 20 years’ jail if Queensland mine and quarry workers die because of their criminal negligence. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said establishing industrial manslaughter as an offence in mines and quarries was another key reform by the Palaszczuk Government  to protect… This content is for iQ Indus...

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May 13, 2020
Calls to fast-track industrial manslaughter laws

Calls to fast-track industrial manslaughter laws

The miners’ union has called on the Queensland Government to bring forward the passage of new laws extending industrial manslaughter offences to the state’s mining industry. It comes in the wake of last week’s accident at Grosvenor coal mine.  CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth has written to Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Mar 09, 2020
Mine manslaughter charges miss the mark

Mine manslaughter charges miss the mark

The Mine Managers’ Association of Australia (MMAA) says it has never seen an issue elicit such ‘angst and ire’ among members as the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020. The association’s objections to the Bill are outlined in a submission to the committee recommending industrial manslaughter charges for executives in charge… This co...

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Mar 03, 2020
Union fights company calls for exemptions

Union fights company calls for exemptions

Senior officials from CFMEU Mining & Energy will argue against any exemptions for on-site mining executives under new industrial manslaughter laws when they appear before a Queensland Parliamentary Committee in Moranbah tonight. “No-one should be above the law,” CFMEU Mining &Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth said. “The whole point of industrial manslaughter laws is the… Thi...

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Mar 03, 2020
QRC urges changes to new mine safety Bill

QRC urges changes to new mine safety Bill

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has raised concerns that proposed industrial manslaughter laws will decrease the safety culture in the mining industry.  It is pushing for the exclusion of statutory positions including site-based SSEs from the definition of Senior Officers under the new legislation (the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020)…. Thi...

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Feb 29, 2020
Mining manslaughter laws must apply to all: union

Mining manslaughter laws must apply to all: union

A key union says planned industrial manslaughter laws should apply to all who work in mining, challenging coal company arguments that senior on-site managers should be excluded. CFMEU Mining and Energy Division Queensland district president Stephen Smyth was commenting on submissions lodged for the proposed Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020…. This conten...

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Feb 29, 2020
Big miners fight to protect  on-site executives from new penalty

Big miners fight to protect on-site executives from new penalty

Major mining houses are fighting to exclude senior on-site executives from the penalties of new industrial manslaughter legislation. Submissions are now being taken for the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020. Glencore’s submission argues that the industrial manslaughter offence should only apply to those people who are genuinely the most senior… Thi...

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Feb 04, 2020
Union backs industrial manslaughter Bill

Union backs industrial manslaughter Bill

A key mining union has welcomed the introduction of a Bill to Queensland Parliament to extend industrial manslaughter laws to the state’s resources industry. The proposed legislation would create a criminal offence where negligence contributes to the death of a mineworker; with penalties of up to $13 million and 20 years’ jail. “The industry has… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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