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The Inaugural Workplace Manslaughter Conference

4 December 2019 | Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

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Super Early Bird Rate (save up to $400) Expires on 30 September 2019 // See Pricing below


Victoria is set to become the third Australian jurisdiction to make Workplace Manslaughter a criminal offence by the end of the year.

The planned penalties will be the toughest in Australia, with employers to face fines of up to $16 million and a jail term of up to 20 years. More details are anticipated to be unveiled by the Victorian government’s Workplace Manslaughter Implementation Taskforce in coming months.

What is clear is that, as always, organisations must mandate the safety of its people as their top priority, not least because of the heightened public and regulatory scrutiny.

The conference will bring together legal experts, leading health and safety professionals, relevant regulatory bodies in Victoria and other jurisdictions and more. Topics that will be addressed include:

  • What the shift from ‘recklessness’ to ‘gross negligence’ means for employers
  • Review workplace risks and systems with experts particularly for high risk industries
  • The ‘reasonably practicable’ test in light of the new approach to safety
  • Good and best practice for improving culture and systems to improve safe outcomes
  • Clarifying the multiple duty holder issue
  • How will Victoria’s laws differ from Queensland’s and what can be learned?
  • Will WorkSafe be responsible for investigation and prosecution?
  • System, procedural and legal preparations for organisations instances where prosecution of the criminal offence is a possibility


Packages Price
One Day Conference$1395$1195+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Packages Price
One Day Conference$995$895+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird

Event pricing

General Pricing

  • Super Early Bird Rate: $995, expires 30 September 2019, use code P19K40SEB when booking
  • Early Bird Rate: $1,195, expires 31 October 2019
  • Standard Rate: $1,395, from 01 November 2019

Govt/NFP Rate

  • Super Early Bird Rate: $795, expires 30 September 2019, use code P19K40NFP when booking
  • Early Bird Rate: $895, expires 31 October 2019
  • Standard Rate: $995, from 01 November 2019


Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost.
To take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email
Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.


Charles Power

Partner, Holding Redlich

James Curtin

Senior Manager Health and Safety, Master Builders Association Victoria

when & where

04 Dec 2019

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9250 1888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Still have a question?

Margaret Young
Conference Producer
02 9080 4037

Alex Cook
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
02 9080 4425

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