Protecting all parties in the construction sector

The liability of principals, contractors and subcontractors is an important issue for Australian businesses providing services or products to the built sector. 

The use of subcontractors is common in many industries and it is particularly prevalent in the construction industry. In this sector, a design and construct contract is commonly used, and requires the head contractor to have a single line of responsibility to the principal/developer. 

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Understanding workers’ compensation insurance

If you operate a business with employees, you are required to have workers compensation insurance in place to protect your employees for injuries or illnesses they may sustain while they are at work. Workers compensation laws vary from state to state, so it can be a complex area, particularly if you operate a business nationally or across multiple states.

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Australian Occupational Health and Safety (Legal) Context and Changes for Western Australia

As busy business owners and operators it is difficult to keep up with the various legislation and legislative changes that occur which are relevant to you. In this article we discuss Australian Occupational Health and Safety. We provide some context on the current OHS landscape, discuss the Western Australia Work Health and Safety Proposed Act changes and provide some information on recent workplace occupational health and safety issues and incidents.

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