With the recent wide ranging review of the Queensland Work Health and Safety Regulator, the conclusion of hearings in Queensland's largest safety-related Coronial Inquest and the introduction of industrial manslaughter - the Queensland experience offers a number of insights that will be of interest to work health and safety practitioners.
Paul will talk on these issues and how the Queensland experience may impact upon work health and safety regulation and enforcement nationally.
Paul is a partner in the Labour Employment and Workplace Safety practice in the Brisbane office. He provides a wide range of advice and services to clients regarding employment, safety, investigations and disputes relevant to the workplace.
He is an experienced advocate and has appeared extensively in both State and Federal courts and tribunals in employment, safety and other contentious matters. He has experience across a broad range of industries including construction, water, manufacturing, agricultural, petroleum, gas and mining.
Paul has significant experience in the conduct of the defense of regulatory investigations and prosecutions, under State and Federal Employment, Workplace, Safety, Corporation, and Environmental legislation.