Original article by Michael McKenna
The Australian – Page: 7 : 10-Oct-17
The Queensland Resources Council has accused the State Government of not consulting it over new industrial manslaughter laws. The proposed laws, instigated as a result of union pressure, are due to go before state parliament on 11 October. However, the QRC has only just learned that the laws may be extended to cover the minerals sector, and it states that they will conflict with existing health and safety rules. The QRC has threatened to campaign against the Government at the next election if the proposed laws are not amended.
QUEENSLAND RESOURCES COUNCIL LIMITED, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF STATE DEVELOPMENT, KATTER’S AUSTRALIAN PARTY, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA