On 20 April 2021, a plastic waste company, a labour hire company and the director of both companies were sentenced in the Richlands Magistrates Court for category 2 offences under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’). The plastic waste and labour hire companies failed to comply with their primary health and safety duties under section 19(1) of the Act, and the defendant director failed to exercise due diligence to ensure the companies complied with its duty. Magistrate Aaron Simpson imposed fines of $60,000 and $40,000 on the plastic waste and labour hire companies respectively. His Honour also imposed a fine of $10,000 on the director. No convictions were recorded.