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Written by Workforce chief journalist Paul Karp. Exclusive: The Australian Tax Office and Treasury Department have proposed an amnesty to business and superannuation stakeholders that would see employers who dob themselves in for failing to pay workers’ superannuation let off the hook for penalties. Workforce Daily can reveal the govt agencies met stakeholders on Monday ...more
Written by Occupational Health News editor Annie Lawson. Some work health and safety (WHS) regulators are increasingly taken an educative approach to workplace safety without compromising their legal obligations under WHS laws. WorkCover NSW, which is soon to be overhauled with SafeWork NSW being the safety arm, has prided itself on changing tactics from being ...more
Written by Workforce chief reporter Paul Karp. The Fair Work Commission has refused to issue stop bullying orders despite finding a construction site manager was victim of inappropriate behaviour including a poster likening him to a dwarf, an email threatening to stop his pay and a dare to engage in an arm wrestle. Commissioner Julius ...more
Written by Workers Compensation Report editor Peter Angelopoulos Former NSW finance and services minister Gregory Pearce MLC was not a ‘public sector agency’ under state privacy laws when his office distributed a media release referencing two injured worker case studies, an appeals tribunal has found. The ‘anonymised’ case studies were contained in an April 23, 2012, media ...more
Written by Environmental Manager journalist Kim Berry The “incalculable” environmental cost of urban sprawl persisting in Perth means strategic land use planning is needed, WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) chair Paul Vogel says. In an interim strategic advice to environment minister Albert Jacob, the EPA has backed plans for a more compact city – one ...more
Written by Cover Note editor Eva Wiland. Departing Essendon AFL team coach James Hird is suing Chubb for not covering a $641,000 legal bill from the ongoing player drugs saga. Hird’s lawyer Steven Amendola told CN the claim was for $573,000, the cost of his failed Federal Court action against the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority ...more