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Changes to Industrial Manslaughter, WHS Officers (WHSO) and Labour Hire

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Level 31, 1 Eagle Street

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The Queensland Government has already, and is in the process of introducing three statutes that are going to dramatically change the obligations of businesses and company executives in numerous ways.

Whether you are concerned about industrial manslaughter, want to know how you should manage labour hire workers or want to know if you should employ a WHSO, this is a must-attend briefing.

With expert guest speakers from diverse backgrounds, you will hear the government position for advancing the legislation, what young safety professionals think, how easy it will be to adapt to the change and what are the legal implications for your business.

Who should attend? Senior corporate executives, WHS professionals, host employers and labour hire company executives.

Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA) has secured leading experts in different fields to provide insights on the changes created by the following three statutes:

  1. Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products—Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2017

  2. Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

  3. Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017

Register to secure your place today and get the best overview from various perspectives on these dramatic changes.

Numbers are strictly limited. Don't risk missing out and risk putting your business in jeopardy! Book now.


Speakers:

Paul Goldsbrough - Executive Director
Office of Industrial Relations
- Chairperson of SafeWork Australia’s Significant Issues Group – Work Health and Safety
- Jointly manages Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Naomi Kemp - Director
Safety Institute of Australia
- Founder of Young Safety Professionals
- Founder of Safe Expectations
- Manager, Enterprise Compliance, The University of Queensland
- Former Enforceable Undertakings Support Officer, WHSQ

Jo Kitney - Chair of the Certification Governance Committee
Safety Institute of Australia
Managing Director, Kitney OHS Pty Ltd
- Former State Manager – Workplace Health and Safety, CCIQ
- Former Corporate Safety Team Leader - Brisbane City Council

Alan Girle - Director
Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors
- Former prosecutor with the Environmental Protection Agency
- Former legal investigator with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
- Former prosecutor with the Crown Solicitor’s Office


7:00am: Registration opens and breakfast available

7.45am: Briefing commences

7.50am: Paul Goldsbrough, Executive Director

Office of Industrial Relations

Paul will outline the Queensland Government’s position in introducing the new legislation; what the expected benefits are and how the concerns of business will be addressed. He will tell the audience why a new offence of industrial manslaughter is needed and what additional benefits flow out of this legislation. He will speak to the new prosecution roles being established within WHSQ, the new powers of inspectors and how the three (3) statutes integrate. He will also provide an insight in to how he envisages his department will administer the legislation and what businesses can expect when interacting with the department to achieve compliance.

8.10am: Naomi Kemp, Director
Safety Institute of Australia

Naomi is an accomplished safety professional, director of the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) and a founder of the group: Young Safety Professionals. Naomi also has extensive experience with applications to the department for enforceable undertakings. Naomi will describe what she sees as the implications for business in seeking to achieve compliance and how it sits with the views of Young Safety Professionals.

8.30am: Jo Kitney, Chair of the Certification Governance Committee, Safety Institute of Australia
Managing Director, Kitney OHS Pty Ltd

Jo is the Chair of the Certification Governance Committee of the Safety Institute of Australia. The legislation brings back to Queensland the role of Work Health and Safety Officers (WHSOs). This re-opens the debate on the extent to which businesses should rely upon internal and external WHS expertise. As both an accomplished private consultant and the Chair of the SIA Certification Governance Committee, she can speak to the qualifications required to be a WHSO and what further qualifications are available in the market. She can describe the SIA’s standards for qualifications and how that fits within the changes introduced by the new legislation.

8.50am: Alan Girle, Director, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors

Alan has extensive experience as a prosecutor for the Queensland Government. Alan will discuss how the new legislation changes the obligations of businesses and how they may be exposed at a commercial level should WHSQ enforce these new laws. He will recommend commercial strategies to achieve compliance and to minimise adverse impacts for your business.

9.05am: Questions and discussion

9:30am: Briefing concludes

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