Workplace fatalities in Australia are on the rise. Statistics released by Safe Work Australia revealed 194 fatalities have occurred in 2020 compared to 162 in 2019 with NSW accounted for the highest number of worker fatalities at 53.
In recent years, industrial manslaughter laws have been introduced to help prevent and reduce workplace deaths occurring at worksites. Maximum penalties for industrial manslaughter vary between Australian states which include heavy fines and imprisonment for corporate bodies and individuals.
The Industrial Manslaughter Conference, taking place on 31 May 2022 at the Hilton Sydney, will bring together legal professionals, regulators, and industry leaders to provide key insights including the following key topics:
- Recent developments and case laws across Australian jurisdictions
- Legal duties and obligations under WHS laws
- What constitutes gross negligence and reckless conduct?
- Tools and methodologies to demonstrate due diligence
There is a discount for government and NFP personnel. Click here to book your spot.
Managing Associate, Allens
Senior Associate, McCullough Robertson
Partner, Mills Oakley
Dr Laura Sowden
Special Counsel, Barry Nilsson Lawyers
Barrister, Edmund Barton Chambers
Special Counsel, MacDonells Law and former WHS Prosecutor, Office of the Work, Health and Safety Prosecutor
General Manager - Health & Safety, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
National Practice Leader, Aon
René van der Merwe
Principal Consultant, Safety Works
Safety Advocate, Let’s talk about Safety
The Hon. Adam Searle
Member of the Legislative Council of NSW, Parliament of NSW
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