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Insurance for WHS fines – will they soon be prohibited?

Are fines appropriate penalties to deter companies and directors from breaching WHS laws when they can be indemnified by their insurers? Should insurance policies that cover these monetary penalties be made illegal and void?

At the moment, companies and directors are able to insure against the risk of fines for breaches of WHS laws, however SafeWork Australia is reviewing whether the Model WHS laws should be changed.

Click below to read our full summary of the review.

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