WA Tables Workplace Safety Bill

The Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) has welcomed the introduction of the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Bill into the Western Australian Parliament.

Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston said that the new legislation included industrial manslaughter provisions carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years' imprisonment for an individual and a fine of A$10-million for a body corporate.

The new laws will make it illegal for insurance companies to indemnify entities against monetary penalties imposed under workplace health and safety laws.

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