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Queensland opens consultation on first-ever Drones Strategy at inaugural Congress

The Queensland Government will implement Australia's first whole-of-government Drones Strategy to address the business opportunities and regulatory challenges for this growing industry.

Date issued: 31 Aug 2017

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eSAFE - August 2017

In this edition: Queensland Government seeks new offence of industrial manslaughter; Supply chain and subcontractor safety masterclass; Safe Work Month event tickets and sponsorships available; Poor machine guarding amputations lead to hefty fines; Expert group to shape state's safety leadership and culture; Time's up to renew your WorkCover insurance policy; and much more.

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Electrical Licensing Committee disciplinary outcomes

24 Aug 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

Disciplinary action can be taken against electrical licence holders who perform unsafe, negligent or incompetent electrical work. Action incudes licence cancellation or suspension, fines, or orders for faulty work to be corrected.

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Stronger workers comp protections for black lung sufferers

Topics: Insurance

The Queensland Government has enacted laws that deliver stronger workers' compensation protections for Queenslanders with black lung and associated dust diseases.

Date issued: 23 Aug 2017

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Queensland Government seeks new offence of industrial manslaughter

The Queensland Government has introduced legislative changes to create a new offence of industrial manslaughter in Queensland.

Date issued: 22 Aug 2017

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Dingli Australia elevating work platforms safety recall

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight a stability issue with some elevating work platform models manufactured by Dingli Australia.

Date issued: 21 Aug 2017

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The Wiring Rules transition arrangements

15 Aug 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

Standards Australia AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and is expected to be published later this year.

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Revised recreational snorkelling code of practice unveiled

Industry: Tourism

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced a revised recreational snorkelling code of practice for Queensland, based on expert advice from tourism industry operators and work safety experts.

Date issued: 13 Aug 2017

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