A law expert has pointed out several ambiguities in language used in the Queensland Government’s new industrial manslaughter laws that will make the prosecution of senior officers for health and safety negligence in the quarrying and mining sectors problematic.
The Australian Industry Group’s (Ai Group) Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) has revealed the nation’s construction industry continued to wear thin in May after bearing more damage from COVID-19.
Earth Resources Regulation has postponed all rent and annual fees for quarries in Victoria until the start of next year.
The Australian Industry Group’s (Ai Group) Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) has reported a 16.3-point drop in April (seasonally adjusted), marking the lowest result and single-month fall on record.
Victoria’s Resources Minister has stated that the quarrying industry will play a vital role in helping to keep the state running during COVID-19, with a focus on continuing and speeding up the approval of works across the state.
Lung checks to Queensland’s former and present quarry and mine workers will be provided by a prime mover health truck that will roll through regional areas by the end of the year.
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As states enforce stricter prevention measures for COVID-19, the IQA has backed a directive that South Australian quarries submit management plans for the virus.
The Morrison government has announced a financial rescue plan for Australia’s workforce during the coronavirus, providing six million workers with a fortnightly wage subsidy of $1500 per person.
The joint Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index has sunk to its lowest monthly result since May 2013.