Western Australia could be the next Australian state to introduce stricter employment protection laws after the Industrial Relations (IR) Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 was introduced into state parliament.
Queensland’s Mines Inspectorate (QMI) has reiterated a zero tolerance stance for unsafe practices in light of two fatal incidents at Jacks Quarry near Collinsville and Fairfield Quarry near Clermont last year.
The New South Wales Resources Regulator have completed 112 unannounced inspections at coal, metalliferous and quarrying operations across the state.
The NSW Resources Regulator will conduct a state-wide compliance blitz this week, targeting more than 100 mine sites.
New South Wales has revised its targets and commits to reduce work-related fatalities by 30 per cent, and injuries and illnesses by 50 per cent within five years.