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Poor Workplace Health and Safety Costing Billions

The economic cost of work related injury and illness in Australia is estimated to be costing $60 billion a year in lost productivity or just under 5% of Gross Domestic Production (GDP). A report released by Safe Work Australia (2012) showed the true cost to Australian business of poor HSE practices is significant. A lost time to […]


New Zealand WHS Gets Funding Boost in 2012

Workplace Health and Safety in New Zealand will receive a $37 million boost in funding over the next four years in an announcement made by Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson. Wilkinson also has ordered a full review of the country’s health and safety system by an independent taskforce to ensure it is fit-for-purpose.