Archive for Date : 2011

SHAME ON YOU PETER HURLEY

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Published on: December 8, 2011

I’m a massive fan of 5AA’s Leon Byner so when I heard him intro a segment yesterday that involved Occupational Health and Safety, of course I’m all ears! His introduction blurb was superb as always. He spoke about the need for a rigorous random workplace inspection protocol followed by the enforcement of the legislation –[…]

VOID LUNCH – DEC 11 2011

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Published on: December 5, 2011

VOID LUNCH SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th 2011 (12.00pm) GLANVILLE HOTEL 50 THE CAUSEWAY, GLANVILLE  SA So much of what has happened this year at VOID has been behind the scenes.  Plugging away through large boxes of files and documents, relating to an investigation of sorts.  Another workplace death.  Another matter where the circumstances are anything but[…]

ASBESTOS VICTIMS MEMORIAL CEREMONY

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Published on: November 24, 2011

Asbestos Victims Memorial Ceremony   A Ceremony will be held for all asbestos victims and their families on Friday 25 November 2011 at 10.30am   The ceremony is to be held at Pitman Park, Salisbury   Relatives and friends of victims are invited to lay flowers in memory of loved ones at the conclusion of[…]

LABOR’S CORE VALUES! REALLY?

The above snippet is taken from South Australian Parliament HANSARD – from our Legislative Council in September 2011. We agree with Minister Wortley in this comment. The functions of SafeWork SA are of very high importance and the work undertaken needs to be of a very high standard. If that were more the reality, perhaps[…]

AN EPIC FAIL ON DESAL PLANT SAFETY

The Parliamentary Select Committee On the Lonsdale-Based Adelaide Desalination Plant has been hearing evidence for many months now in relation to matters of the Desal plant. Tuesday 15th November 2011 at 11.30am the committee will sit again. It’s not going to be easy for anyone to discredit or question the testimony of the brave man[…]

ADELAIDE SAFETY EXPO 2011

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Published on: October 25, 2011

Deep in the trenches of my mind there’s a bundle of nerves having party at my expense. I’ve been frantically tweaking with last minute changes to bring REFLECTIONS a fresh new look. Once again however, what I assumed might have been a fairly undemanding task has ended up being the exact opposite. Not to worry[…]

OHS – THE LATEST POLITICAL PLAYTHING

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Published on: October 19, 2011

I have already made my views felt on the topic in a recent article HARMONISATION LAWS HIT A BRICK WALL at the News Desk. It’s hard to believe that with such a strong consultation process with employer and business lobby groups that we even have an issue with the WHS Bill. You have to wonder[…]

ABANDONING WORKPLACE SAFETY EDUCATION

In October 2007 I travelled to Tasmania to run REFLECTIONS on invitation by Safety Standards Tasmania. This was during Safe Work Week and the presentation was being run in front of young school leavers as well as the Tasmanian inspectorate. This was also when I first met Karen and Guy Hudson. This was really the[…]

THE THING ABOUT JUSTICE

I know in my own personal travels from within VOID and since my own son’s death, I’ve lost count of the number of times people have commented on how ‘strong’ we Mothers and Fathers are who have dealt with our collective grief and gone on to fight systems. It’s rather odd because being strong is[…]

HARMONISATION LAWS HIT A BRICK WALL

Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Rob Lucas has been busy ensuring the public is duly made aware of the consequences of the proposed National Harmonised Work Health and Safety Regulations. IT’S GOING TO PUSH UP PRICES Of course the best way to create a little opposition to these new laws is to throw some fear[…]

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