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National Media Team
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Email: media@comcare.gov.au

Defence Department charged over fatality  - 09 May 2019

The Department of Defence has been charged with breaching Commonwealth work health and safety laws over the death of a soldier during a training exercise.

$360,000 in penalties after worker crushed   - 28 Mar 2019

Two Defence contractors have been convicted and fined a total of $360,000 over an incident that severely injured a worker at a Brisbane Army barracks.

Companies charged over NorthLink incident  - 06 Feb 2019

Construction company John Holland and two contractors are facing federal work health and safety charges over an incident that injured a worker at Perth’s NorthLink road project.

Defence charged over cadet injuries  - 02 Oct 2018

Federal prosecutors have laid charges against the Department of Defence after a Sydney high school student suffered serious injuries during an army cadet camp.

Awards recognise national WHS achievements   - 19 Sep 2018

An innovative solution to safety risks at a port and an early intervention program that dramatically reduced injuries for airline staff are among the winners of the 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.

Research reveals the scale of health-related work incapacity  - 30 Apr 2018

New research estimates the scale and cost of health-related work incapacity in Australia and considers a fresh approach to improving it.

Nominations open for 2018 Comcare WHS Awards  - 21 Mar 2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.

Partnership takes a national approach to work participation  - 07 Mar 2018

A unique public-private sector initiative is driving new approaches to improving participation for Australians with health conditions that affect their ability to work.

Charges over Antarctica fatality  - 21 Dec 2017

The Department of the Environment and Energy and a helicopter contractor have been charged with breaching federal work health and safety laws in relation to a fatality in Antarctica.

Cleanaway charged over fatality  - 02 Aug 2017

Waste management company Cleanaway has been charged over a fatal incident involving a recycling truck in Melbourne.

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