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Qld Govt Commits to Industrial Manslaughter Laws for Mines

December 6, 2019

AWU Mining Safety Alert

December 2019

In a significant step forward for AWU members, the Queensland Government recently committed to introducing industrial manslaughter laws for mines and quarries in Queensland.

Over the last eighteen months alone we’ve seen eight workers on mines and quarries in Queensland tragically lose their lives while at work.

As far as we’re concerned, one death or injury at work is one too many.

That’s why we’ve been fighting to get industrial manslaughter law for the mining sector to hold mine bosses to the highest possible level of accountability for safety.

This means that mine and quarry workers will finally have the same protections that many other Queensland workplaces take for granted.

We’ve spent years fighting for this change, because making sure AWU members have access to safe workplaces is always our first priority.

With the Queensland Government giving an iron-clad commitment to introducing these laws, we’ll make sure that mining bosses are held to the highest level of accountability possible to maintain safe worksites.

We’ll be working hard over the coming months and years to make sure that nothing is done to put a stop to these vital laws.

Make sure you download and share this flyer with your workmates.

Contact your AWU Organiser on 1800 298 753 if you have any questions or issues.

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