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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...

Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July 02 Jul 2020

If you employ workers in Queensland, it’s time to start preparing to renew your WorkCover Queensland accident insurance policy.


Serious Resources Safety and Health Prosecutions now sit with WHS Prosecutor 01 Jul 2020

From today, serious Resources Safety and Health (RSH) prosecutions will be referred to the independent Work Health and Safety (WHS) Prosecutor, Mr Aaron Guilfoyle. Read more...

eSAFE - June 2020 30 Jun 2020

In this edition: $3m fine issued in first industrial manslaughter conviction; Stone benchtop fabricator silica audits to resume; Identifying and assessing chronic disease workplace risks; Regional heat maps paint a clear picture of WHS; Arc flash safety film warns of high voltage danger; Queensland Government working with business during COVID-19; Reduce the risks of falls on stairs at your workplace; and much more. Read more...

Allied health table of costs update 2020 22 Jun 2020

WorkCover Queensland has reviewed and updated the Allied health table of costs for 2020. The changes take effect from 1 July 2020.


Young worker injured by lifting hook 22 Jun 2020

In April 2020, a young worker was injured after being struck by a lifting chain hook while helping a colleague move equipment. They were using a crane in a storage yard. Read more...

Restructuring your electrical contracting business 22 Jun 2020

If you’ve held your electrical contractor licence as an individual or partnership and have restructured your business as a company, you may need a new electrical contractor licence in the name of the company. Read more...

Independent WHS Prosecutor secures $3M fine in first industrial manslaughter conviction 11 Jun 2020

On 11 June 2020, in the Brisbane District Court, Australia’s first conviction and sentence for industrial manslaughter was handed down. The defendant, Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd, had on 3 April 2020 entered a guilty plea to one offence contrary to s34C of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ("the Act"). Read more...


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