NEW INDUSTRIAL MANSLAUGHTER REPORT

The NSW Parliamentary Library has released a research report on industrial manslaughter laws as the state considers enacting legislation making it a criminal offense carrying fines of up to $18 million and lengthy prison terms.

This development aligns with the recent launch of a consultation paper aimed at soliciting public feedback on the form industrial manslaughter laws should take.

The paper delves into the broader concept of manslaughter as a criminal offense and outlines provisions in existing work health and safety laws.

Additionally, it offers a summary of ongoing debates and examines the implementation of industrial manslaughter laws across the seven Australian jurisdictions that have already adopted manslaughter offenses into their respective work health and safety legislation.

Other than NSW, the only other jurisdiction without any industrial manslaughter laws is Tasmania. 

Source: Workplace Express

 

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