Archive for Category : Workplace Death

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

FULL COURT DECISION

IAN MARKOS V QUIN INVESTMENTS & NIKOLAI KUZUB It’s hard to fathom but once again we have not one but three grieving families looking down the barrel of many, many more months of legal delays until this matter is finalised. The frightening aspect in all of this is the uncertainties of where it will all[…]

DECISION DUE TOMORROW

COURT TIME AND DETAILS Please be advised that at 12.50pm on Friday 8th July 2011 the FULL COURT of the South Australian Industrial Relations Commission will be handing down its decision of details in the conviction and sentencing in the matter of IAN MARKOS V QUIN INVESTMENTS and NIKOLAI KUZUB. This decision related to an[…]

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