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Deputy Premier moves to close company insurance dodge

29 August 2013

Deputy Premier and Minister for Industrial Relations John Rau will seek to close a loophole that allows companies to escape criminal penalties for breaches of their legal obligations.

The loophole was recently highlighted in the Industrial Court were Ferro Con SA and its director were ordered to pay $200,000 for unsafe work practices that led to a worker’s death during construction of the Desalination Plant in 2010, however their company insurance would pay the fines on their behalf.