Proposed Queensland law re-frames mining deaths as industrial manslaughter

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Proposed Queensland law re-frames mining deaths as industrial manslaughter

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“New laws in Queensland, Australia could see executives of mines and quarries facing a maximum of 20 years in jail for negligence in worker deaths, with companies receiving fines of up to AUD13m. The new laws, introduced today by the Palaszczuk government mines minister Dr. Anthony Lynham, propose that senior officers of a mine or quarry company can be put on trial for industrial manslaughter.”

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