Greens to introduce Federal industrial manslaughter Bill

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Greens to introduce Federal industrial manslaughter Bill

Corporate executives face up to 25 years imprisonment in The Greens industrial manslaughter Bill to be introduced to the Federal Parliament later this year.

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Corporate executives face up to 25 years imprisonment in The Greens industrial manslaughter Bill to be introduced to the Federal Parliament later this year.

The Greens spokesperson for Industrial Relations Senator, Kerry Nettle told the ACTU Congress in Melbourne this week that The Greens MP, Michael Organ would introduce the Private Members Bill to the House of Representatives.

The Criminal Code Amendment (Workplace Death and Serious Injury) Bill 2003 would provide for the following:

  • up to 25 years imprisonment for executives found responsible for the death of an employee;
  • up to 10 years imprisonment for executives found responsible for seriously injuring an employee;
  • up to $5 million in fines for executives found responsible for the death of or seriously injuring an employee;
  • up to $50 million in fines for corporations found responsible for the death of or seriously injuring an employee;
  • bans on individuals being company directors;
  • community service obligations;
  • monetary or other reparation; and
  • range of other sentencing options.

To comment on the Bill email micheal.organ.mp@aph.gov.au by 15 September, 2003.

For a copy of Kerry Nettle’s speech go to the Greens website

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