New industrial manslaughter laws put heat on Vic farmers, says lawyer

July 8 2020 - 6:00am
NEW SAFETY ERA: Catherine Velisha, managing director of a family owned horticulture business at Werribee South (pictured with workplace safety academic and lawyer, Neil Salvador), urged farmers to engage with new industrial manslaughter laws.
NEW SAFETY ERA: Catherine Velisha, managing director of a family owned horticulture business at Werribee South (pictured with workplace safety academic and lawyer, Neil Salvador), urged farmers to engage with new industrial manslaughter laws.

Workplace regulation experts are warning Victorian farmers will face upwards of a dozen of criminal charges a year under industrial manslaughter laws introduced on July 1 unless the sector overhauls its approach to safety.

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