Monthly Archives: July 2016

 

National Transport Commission implement changes to Australian Dangerous Goods Code

Following a period of public consultation, the National Transport Commission has released its planned changes to the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. Geoff Allan, acting chief executive of the NTC, encouraged medical experts, Australia’s rail industry, and rail safety workers to consider making a submission to the report, […]

Wrong direction? Sending employees to medical examinations

Do you know when you can – and when you cannot – issue an employee with a direction to attend a medical examination? The right for an employer to direct an employee to attend a medical examination is not always reasonable or warranted in the circumstances, and the recent Fair Work Commission case of Cole […]

Employer found liable for co-worker’s assault on employee at tavern

The Claimant, Mr Edward Westrupp, was a 61 year old FIFO worker employed by BIS Industries as a silo operator to work in Leinster (Leinster is a company town, operated by BHB Billiton). The Claimant worked two weeks on, one week off roster. During his two weeks on, he resided at the Leinster Mining Camp. […]

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