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Webinar: Workplace manslaughter developments in Australia – A national snapshot

27 July 2020 | Australia
Webinars – By Steve Bell, Aaron Anderson, Anna Creegan and Nerida Jessup


Nearly all Australian States and Territories have approached the law around Workplace Manslaughter differently, in a further departure from the proposed ‘harmonisation’ of safety laws. The introduction of these very serious criminal offences is the topic of discussion in boardrooms, executive teams and across the safety profession.

In case you missed it, the Herbert Smith Freehills Safety team hosted a webinar and offered their insights on the state of these laws.

During the session we discussed the approach to the new laws which came into effect in Victoria on 1 July 2020, the recent prosecutions under these manslaughter laws in the ACT and Queensland, and the approach planned for Western Australia, NSW and the other jurisdictions.

Featuring our safety leaders in each of our Australian offices, the session draws upon the lessons and insights we have been sharing with clients in these significant developments.

The webinar panel presentation was hosted by Steve Bell and included contributions from the following safety experts:

Access the webinar or click here to access the podcast.

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