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2020–2021 WorkCover Queensland industry classifications released 26 Jun 2021

The finalised rates for WorkCover Queensland’s industry classifications (WIC) for 2020–2021 have now been published in the Queensland Government Gazette dated 26 June 2020.


Queensland WorkCover premiums remain lowest in the country 18 Jun 2021

The Palaszczuk Government will not increase the WorkCover premium rate, as businesses across the state battle to cope with the challenges of COVID-19. Read more...

Worker seriously injured falling from trailer 30 Sep 2020

In August 2020, a truck driver suffered serious injuries falling from his trailer. Read more...

eSAFE Rural - September 2020 29 Sep 2020

In this edition: Outstanding school artwork featured in 2021 Farm Safety Calendar; $16,000 fine after farm worker gets electric shock; Dangers of plants touching powerlines; New record-keeping and training requirements for chemical use; Simple changes at grass roots help boost farm safety and more... Read more...

Ardent Leisure Limited fined $3.6m over Dreamworld fatalities 29 Sep 2020

After pleading guilty, Ardent Leisure Limited has been sentenced in the Southport Magistrates Court in relation to Thunder River Rapids Ride tragedy at Dreamworld on 25 October 2016, where four people lost their lives.


Outstanding primary school artwork featured in 2021 Farm Safety calendar 23 Sep 2020

The creative works of a dozen Queensland primary school students from Prep through to Grade 6 will appear in the 2021 Farm Safety calendar following a competition run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Read more...

Fall from earthmoving machinery 21 Sep 2020

In August 2020, a man suffered serious injuries after falling from an earthmoving machine he was apparently doing maintenance on. Early investigations indicate the man fell while exiting the machine. Read more...

$800,000 fine over workplace burns fatality in Yatala 18 Sep 2020

Yatala based Oil Tech International Pty Ltd was recently fined $800,000 over a workplace incident in which a man was burnt to death.


Farm worker dies in quad bike incident 15 Sep 2020

In July 2020, a farm worker died after he lost control of a quad bike. It appears he attempted to avoid a kangaroo and lost control of the vehicle. Read more...


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14 December 2016

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