Criminal Liability of the Crown

In November 2001, the government introduced the Crimes (Workplace Deaths and Serious Injuries) Bill 2001 to make corporations criminally liable for serious injury and death in the workplace. The Bill was intended to cover both the private and the public sector. To ensure this intention was given effect, the government asked the Commission to provide options for including public sector entities under the law.

Tabled in Parliament on 9 May 2002, the Commission’s final report contained 38 recommendations.

In May 2002, guided by the Commission’s final report, the government introduced amendments to the Crimes (Workplace Deaths and Serious Injuries) Bill 2001 to ensure it applied to public sector entities. 

However, the Bill was defeated in the Legislative Council in June 2002.

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Criminal Liability of the Crown: Final Report

The Criminal Liability for Workplace Death and Serious Injury in the Public Sector: Final Report was tabled in Parliament on 9 May 2002. The report...

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Criminal Liability of the Crown: Recommendations

Tabled in Parliament on 9 May 2002, the Commission’s final report contained 38 recommendations: General 1. The Crimes (Workplace Deaths and Serious...

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Criminal Liability of the Crown: Terms of Reference

On 24 December 2001, the Attorney-General asked the Commission to report on criminal liability for workplace death in the public sector under the...

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