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Australia: first prosecution of an "officer"

Australia: first prosecution of an "officer"
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The Australian Capital Territory is the first jurisdiction to use the new Model Act to charge a senior manager, or "officer" in the language of the legislation.

New Zealand's new draft legislation is based on the Australian Model Act and includes similar duties for officers.

The Canberra Times reports the charge arose after a truck driver was electrocuted in 2012. His employer, Kenoss Contractors, was charged last month, as was one of the company's senior managers. The case is due in court later in June.

ACT's Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe, is cited as describing the case as a turning point for ACT and Australia.



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