NSW bushfires responded to ‘incredibly quickly’ by insurance providers

Posted on October 29, 2013, 7:58 AM

On Monday, October 28, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) revealed over 90 per cent of property damaged by bushfires in New South Wales has been assessed by insurance providers. Rob Whelan, chief executive officer of the ICA, said insurance[…]

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WorkSafe ACT to conduct health and safety inspections

Posted on October 20, 2013, 8:01 AM

If you own a cafe or restaurant in ACT, you may be the subject of an inspection program that WorkSafe ACT is launching this week. Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe, said inspectors will be visiting eateries and ensuring they are[…]

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Queensland’s engineers are preparing for floods – are you?

Posted on October 20, 2013, 7:59 AM

Queensland’s engineers are taking steps to be better prepared if and when devastating floods, like those experienced in 2011, impact the state again. Two years ago, approximately 75 per cent of Queensland was affected by floods. Dr Ben Taylor, Chair[…]

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This harvest season, make safety a priority

Posted on October 17, 2013, 2:21 AM

WorkSafe Victoria is encouraging farmers to make safety a priority this harvest season. Lisa Sturzenegger, WorkSafe Health and Safety General Manager, said in an October 18 statement that farmers are going to be increasingly busy as we head into the[…]

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Consumer Affairs Victoria cracks down on businesses ignoring laws

Posted on October 17, 2013, 2:17 AM

On Thursday (October 17), Consumer Affairs Victoria revealed that it had “cracked down” on businesses ignoring laws around the state. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Heidi Victoria, said that 124 court and enforcement actions had been taken against such business during[…]

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NSW Parliament introduces Child Window Safety Devices legislation

Posted on October 9, 2013, 2:25 AM

The New South Wales Parliament has introduced a piece of legislation that should reduce the number of children who fall out of windows in strata buildings. The Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Child Window Safety Devices) Bill 2013 was passed by[…]

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