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The role of the Federal Safety Commissioner (Commissioner) was established in June 2004 on the back of the Cole Royal Commission into the building and construction industry.

Scaffolding is an effective system used in the construction industry to protect workers from the risk of falling from heights, as well as protecting workers and the general public from the risk of being struck by falling objects.

Airport curfew prosecution

Monday, 01 June 2009

Long time readers of our newsletters will recall past articles regarding airlines being prosecuted and fined for breaching the night curfew at Sydney Airport.

In a recent judgement, the plaintiff was awarded damages as a result of an “accident” occurring from an unexpected or unusual event or happening.

In a setback for the ACCC the Federal Court has struck out its Statement of Claim in its action against Singapore Airlines.

Aviation and employee safety

Monday, 01 June 2009

In recent years the focus regarding the safety of airline employees, including cabin crew, has been in relation to the threat of a terrorist attack.

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