Understanding Industrial Manslaughter - Darwin information session

The potential of introducing industrial manslaughter remains a hot work health and safety topic in Australia despite a some jurisdictions already passing legislation and introducing the offence. Unlike the harmonised work health and safety laws, the industrial manslaughter offence is not harmonised, with differences between each state and territory. Industrial manslaughter became an offence under the Northern Territory’s work health and safety laws on 1 February 2020.

This information session will cover:

  • The current national situation and why the Northern Territory adopted the industrial manslaughter offence.
  • What constitutes industrial manslaughter, who is captured and what are the penalties.
  • The difference between manslaughter under the criminal code and industrial manslaughter.
  • The work health and safety offences.
  • Which duties, if breached, could attract an industrial manslaughter charge.
  • Scenario.

Session information

Topic: Understanding Industrial Manslaughter.
Presenter: Chris Wicks, Director of Regulatory Reform - NT WorkSafe.
Date: Wednesday 8 June 2022. 4.00pm to 5.00pm.
Cost: Free
Venue: Master Builders NT Boardroom, 11/396 Stuart Highway, Winnellie.

RVSP Essential: To attend, register via this Eventbrite link 30 minutes before the start of the event.

Contact:
NT WorkSafe
Phone:
1800 019 115
Email:
ntworksafe@nt.gov.au