Archive for Category : Justice & Law

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 –[…]

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[…]

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[…]

HE SAID “THEY WERE RIGHT UP THERE”

CORONERS COURT REPORT “They were right up there…” That was the answer given by Mr Hawkins at the Coroner’s Inquest yesterday when asked a question about Premier Road Services attitude toward Occupational Health and Safety at the time Kym Greenhalgh was killed. The court heard that there had been numerous ‘Fault Reports’ made on this[…]

CAN’T HIDE SLOPPY OHS IN THIS COURT

The matter before the Coroner’s Court in Adelaide this week relates to a tragic workplace death in April 2008 which killed Kym Charles Greenhalgh. Mr Greenhalgh worked for a company called Pioneer Road Services and they were at the time undertaking road resurfacing work in the Adelaide Hills town of Meadows in South Australia. It[…]

THE STEWART-CROMPTON REVIEW

MEDIA RELEASE ~ 12th AUGUST 2011    SafeWork SA Inspection Practises 2011 (The Review by Mr Stewart-Crompton) The report released by Minister Wortley yesterday outlines recommendations made by Robin Stewart-Crompton and on the surface those recommendations do address some important concerns that were aired by the Coroner in February 2011. VOID has been asking for[…]

JEAN BRYANT DROPS APPEAL

JEAN BRYANT FISHERIES and ARTHUR MARKELLOS V NEIL BAKER – APPEAL REFERRED TO FULL BENCH 1st AUGUST 2011 In the South Australian Industrial Relations Court yesterday (Monday, August 1st 2011), the tragic death of shark-boat deckhand Giacomo ‘Jack’ Salvemini (pictured) was once again in the spotlight as the judicial appeal process began. The company ‘Jean[…]

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