Criminal Liability of the Crown

Project Status:

Tabled in parliament

Start Date:

24/12/2001

Tabled in Parliament Date:

09/05/2002

Reference

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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Project Stage

  • Terms of reference received
  • Submissions and consultations
  • Submissions closed
  • Final Report
  • Tabled in parliament

Publications

Publication Date

09/05/2002

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