‘PURE RISK' PROSECUTIONS AT LABOUR LAW SEMINAR

HSRs are invited to participate in a Labour Law Seminar focusing on legal and policy issues related to 'pure risk' prosecutions under the Australian Work Health and Safety Acts.

A 'pure risk' prosecution targets breaches of risk-based legal duties that do not involve death, injury, illness, or near misses. Participants will be introduced to the ethical, policy, and legal justifications for such prosecutions, emphasizing prevention as a means of reducing human suffering and costs associated with work-related injury and disease.

During the seminar, participants will explore the current regulatory practice of primarily focusing on prosecutions linked to injury, fatalities, or near misses. They will also examine recent 'pure risk' prosecutions in New South Wales and Queensland, assessing their feasibility and identifying potential legal and policy issues associated with these prosecutions.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be available from 5pm.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 5.30pm
Room 317 Level 3 Melbourne Law School

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