Evaluating the implications & outcomes of enforcement actions for serious WHS breaches
Conference Date
19th & 20th June 2019
CQ Functions Melbourne
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Linking enforcement practices & safety outcomes
The WHS Prosecution & Enforcement conference will address regulatory enforcement actions for serious WHS breaches, in particular enforceable undertakings, prosecutions and the development of industrial manslaughter law across our states. Enforcement of serious WHS breaches is a contentious issue, and debate surrounds the direction Australia is moving towards and the impact of prosecution and enforcement practices on actual safety outcomes.

Regulators, industry, unions, business groups and legal experts will come together to evaluate the implications and outcomes of enforcement actions to both business and safety outcomes.

Keys learnings include
  • Review the direction of safety regulation & enforcement in Australia
  • Explore how to improve regulatory outcomes for serious WHS breaches
  • Examine industrial manslaughter law development & its impact on business and safety outcomes
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of using enforceable undertakings
  • Examine how to embed individual accountability and safety due diligence practices
Who will attend?
  • Regulators
  • Industry WHS Managers
  • Union Representatives
  • Industry & Business Groups
  • Law Firms
  • Public Prosecutors

Attend to learn:

  • Prepare for changing WHS enforcement practices
  • Examine the latest regulatory approaches to prevent & enforce major WHS breaches
  • Stay informed of industrial manslaughter law development across Australia
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of using enforceable undertakings
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Key Speakers

Marie Boland
2018 Independent Reviewer Model WHS Laws
Workplace Relations Consultant
Paul Fowler
Director Enforcement Group
WorkSafe Victoria
Mark Goodsell
Director, NSW
Australian Industry Group
Steve Bell
Herbert Smith Freehills


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    Regulatory Officer, Vehicle Safety Standards: Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development & Criterion’s Enhancing Investigation & Enforcement Outcomes 2018 Conference Attendee


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