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Major New Road East of M1

Construction of a major new road east of the M1 between Coomera and Nerang will be prioritised to take pressure off the highway and support growing north Gold Coast communities. The Palaszczuk Government will start consultation next month on its plans for stage one of the Coomera Connector, also known as the ‘second M1’. Premier…

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Queensland Business Prosecuted for Industrial Manslaughter

In a first for Queensland, the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has commenced a prosecution against Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd for industrial manslaughter under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Separate charges have also been made against the company directors, Asadullah Hussaini and Mohammad Ali Jan Karimi, for engaging in reckless conduct that…

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Right of Entry Laws

The Federal Court has ruled that union officials must hold and show a valid federal right of entry permit upon request when visiting construction sites for safety reasons. The decision follows the ABCC commencing legal action against the CFMMEU and a number of officials for unlawfully entering the Bruce Highway, Caloundra project site in early…

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