Due diligence was supposed to be the health and safety “boogie man“, hiding under the beds of boards and CEOs – keeping them awake at night and focusing their minds on health and safety.
By Greg Smith | Nexus Law Group Principal – Western Australia My latest training program, Supervisor Obligations for Safety & Health in the Western Australian Mining Industry is now available as an…
Following recent changes to NSW Strata laws, the Building Defect Bond Scheme is scheduled to commence on 1 July 2017 (Note: As at the date of this article NSW Parliament is considering postponing the commencement date to 1 January 2018).
For a long time now I have been concerned about how section 44 of the Mines Safety & Inspection Act is marketed to the WA mining industry as an important part of supervisors’ obligations.
I wrote previously about the difficulties applicants may have with the often complex and confusing process of lodging an application with Fair Trading for a trade contractor’s licence. This is especially the case where the applicant is engaged by a builder on a subcontract basis, without holding a licence and then seeks to reply on this experience in their licence application.
As part of the four yearly review of modern awards, a Fair Work Commission Bench (FWC) has made a decision to insert a clause into modern awards to convert casual employment into part time or full time employment, after a qualification period.
Two recent cases in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) highlight the difficulties applicants may face at times fulfilling the experience requirements for trade licences.