Bulletin - March 2019

Bulletin

Queensland - new waste management laws passed
Development of Victorian workplace manslaughter laws begun

Queensland - new waste management laws passed

Amendments to the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 have passed Parliament, reintroducing a waste disposal levy for Queensland. The levy will begin on 1 July 2019 at a rate of $75 per tonne for general waste, $155 per tonne for Category 1 regulated waste and $105 per tonne for Category 2 regulated waste. More here and here.

Development of Victorian workplace manslaughter laws begun

The VIC Government has announced that work on the proposed new workplace manslaughter laws and establishment of an implementation task force have commenced. The new criminal offence is proposed to apply to employers and individuals whose negligence leads to the death of an employee or member of the public. More