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Honouring Fallen Workers And Preventing Workplace Deaths

Honouring Fallen Workers And Preventing Workplace Deaths

first_imgHonouring Fallen Workers And Preventing Workplace Deaths VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government will support the Ballarat community to pay tribute to Victorians who have lost their lives at work – while continuing to improve workplace safety and keep more families together. Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Workplace Safety Ingrid Stitt joined Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison in Ballarat today to announce the Labor Government’s $50,000 contribution towards the Ballarat Regional Workers’ Memorial. The memorial will commemorate Jack Brownlee and Charlie Howkins, two local workers who tragically lost their lives in a workplace accident in 2018. Sunday marked the third anniversary of their deaths. Since the accident, their families have been tireless advocates for strengthening workplace safety in Victoria – contributing to the development of the Labor Government’s landmark workplace manslaughter laws. Coming into effect in July last year, the laws make workplace manslaughter a criminal offence – with negligent employers facing tough new penalties, including fines of up to $16.5 million for companies and up to 25 years in jail for individuals.The Government is continuing to work closely with those affected by serious workplace incidents to strengthen the workplace safety framework and make sure workers and their loved ones are given the support they need.This includes establishing the Workplace Incidents Consultative Committee, which is due to convene in mid-2021 and will provide advice to Government on how to best support injured workers and their families, prevent serious workplace incidents and make Victorian workplaces safer.Last year, 65 people sadly lost their lives due to work-related injury or disease in Victorian workplaces.The Government has broadened the criteria that defines a workplace death – meaning every loss of life in a Victorian workplace gets the recognition it deserves, and more affected families can access vital support services.Work-related transport incidents, industrial disease, criminal acts, and medical or suicide incidents are now all recognised in the fatality toll – shining a light on these significant workplace health and safety issues.As stated by Acting Premier James Merlino“Every single worker deserves to make it home safe to their family. This contribution reflects our commitment to making that a reality for all Victorians – while honouring those who have tragically lost their lives.” As stated by Minister for Workplace Safety Ingrid Stitt“One workplace death is one too many. We must continue to work closely with workers and families to prevent tragedies like this from occurring, so that every worker can come home from work safely at the end of each day.”As stated by Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle“Today we are paying tribute to the lives of Jack and Charlie, and to their families – who have done so much to advocate for safer workplaces for our community, and all Victorians.” As stated by Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison“The deaths of Jack and Charlie shocked and devastated our community – that’s why we’re doing everything we can to strengthen our workplace laws and prevent such a tragic incident from happening again.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:accident, Andrews, anniversary, AusPol, Australia, Ballarat, Buninyong, community, Criminal, disease, Government, health and safety, incident, Minister, Premier, suicide, Transport, Victorialast_img read more