The NSW government will seek to introduce legislation in the first half of next year to significantly boost penalties for those who cause the death of a worker. Currently, NSW employers can face jail time of up to five years for “gross negligence” but unlike other states, NSW does not treat worker deaths as “manslaughter”. In Victoria and Queensland those found guilty of workplace manslaughter face up to 20 years in jail.

See: 20 Years Jail Over Worker Deaths

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