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Important Note for Victorians.
This summary was posted from the MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA (MAV)
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As of 1 July 2020, Victoria has become the third Australian jurisdiction with a specific industrial manslaughter offence, joining Queensland and the ACT. The offences carry significant penalties, much greater than those previously available for breaches of OHS obligations: up to $16.5 million for bodies corporate and 25 years’ jail for individuals. The changes to the OHS Act apply to employers, self-employed persons or officers who, by their negligent conduct, cause the death of anyone who is owed an existing duty under the OHS Act, including employees and members of the public. This may include a situation where negligent conduct causes an injury or illness to another person, who later dies from that injury or illness. Please join OHS experts Cassandra Collier, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison and leading OHS barrister Andrew Palmer QC, for a webinar at 11am on Tuesday, 21 July 2020 to bring you up to speed on the changes and their relevance to the local government context.