Health and Safety Law Reform: Industrial Manslaughter sweeps the nation
For many years in Australia, the appetite for industrial manslaughter offences on the statute books has waxed and waned. But the 2016 events in Queensland that resulted in multiple fatalities at Eagle Farm and Dreamworld gave the push for such reforms additional impetus. The Queensland Government announced a Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland that included recommendations for industrial manslaughter provisions in the wake of those incidents.
What does the legislation say?