Victoria, Queensland and the ACT are now the three Australian jurisdictions with a specific industrial manslaughter offences.
The objectives of the industrial manslaughter laws that Victoria have recently introduced include
More information in this update from MinterEllison
Queensland has commenced its first prosecution under the new industrial manslaughter laws
In a first for Queensland, the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has commenced a prosecution against Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd for industrial manslaughter under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Separate charges have also been made against the company directors, for engaging in reckless conduct that resulted in the death of a worker.