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THE MYSTERY OF A DEATH AT SEA

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Published on: April 19, 2012

The link to this important story is here: http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/?page=Story&StoryID=1337 It is hard to imagine how an investigation and the subsequent determinations into a workplace death can be allowed to become so chaotic and perplexing. I simply can’t fathom an instance where a Policeman would not blink an eye if the street where a car accident[…]

CULPABILITY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

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Published on: March 4, 2012

This situation at the Adelaide Desalination Plant just keeps getting uglier as time goes on. The contemptuous disregard for occupational health and safety legislation by the very people we rely on to implement these laws has become the saddest irony of all. It is the classic case of; Do as I say, not as I[…]

SAFETY ATTITUDES – WHAT HAS CHANGED?

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Published on: February 18, 2012

I would very much like to take a newspaper, walk through the doors of Parliament House and slap the thing over a select few craniums – more than a few actually! Seriously, when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety, not much has changed in the 7 years since VOID came to be. We had[…]

VOID LUNCH MEETINGS 2012

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Published on: February 12, 2012

FEBRUARY 26th 2012 Sunday 12.00pm Glanville Hotel – 47 Causeway Road, Glanville SA APRIL 8th 2012 Sunday 12.00pm Glanville Hotel – 47 Causeway Road, Glanville SA APRIL 28th 2012 INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE 2012 Saturday 10.00am Pilgrim Uniting Church – 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA MAY 20th 2012 Sunday 12.00pm Glanville Hotel – 47[…]

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[…]

DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER

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Published on: September 22, 2011

A recent comment on the News Desk made remarks that suggested it was socially irresponsible to put photographs of examples of unsafe work up on the VOID website. It was said that these instances should be reported to the regulator and not sent to VOID for publication. It’s important to clarify a few things here.[…]

I CHOSE TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY

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Published on: September 16, 2011

I could have saved a life that day But I chose to look the other way. It wasn’t that I didn’t care, I had the time and I was there. But I didn’t want to seem a fool Or argue over a safety rule. I knew he’d done the job before, If I called it[…]

FATHER’S DAY IN SORROW

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Published on: September 4, 2011

Today is of course Father’s Day and for a good number of Australian’s, today is a happy day. Dad’s all around the country will have their rug-rats on the bed with awkwardly wrapped presents and more socks and jocks than you can poke a stick at. That’s the way we like to think about today[…]

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