On 14 October 2021, a roof repair company was sentenced in the Southport Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with its primary health and safety duty under section 19(1) of the Act. Magistrate Kerry Magee fined the company $50,000 and imposed a two-year court ordered undertaking under the Act in the sum of $25,000. No conviction was recorded.

On 14 October 2021, a warehouse assistant was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with his health and safety duty as a worker pursuant to section 28 of the Act. Magistrate Judith Daley convicted and fined the defendant $2,000. The conviction was not recorded.

On 14 October 2021, a construction company was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with its primary health and safety duty under section 19(1) of the Act.

On 12 October 2021, a wholesale produce business and its director were sentenced in Warwick Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with their duties under sections 19(1) and 27(1), respectively.

On 8 October 2021, Cordwell Resources Pty Ltd and its director Brian Cordwell were sentenced in the Maroochydore District Court for breaching section 31 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’) having failed to comply with their respective health and safety duties pursuant to sections 19 and 27 of the Act. Judge Long SC convicted and fined the corporate defendant of $500,000 and convicted and sentenced the director to six months imprisonment, wholly suspended for a period of 12 months.

On 30 September 2021, a construction company was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with their primary health and safety duty under section 19(1) of the Act. The sole director of the company was also sentenced for a section 32 breach of the Act, having failed to comply with his section 27(1) obligation as an officer to ensure that the company complied with its duties under the Act.

On 28 September, two members of an unincorporated family partnership were sentenced in the Richlands Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with their duty under section 21 of the Act to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that plant used as part of the business was without risks to the health and safety of any person. Additionally, one of the partners was also sentenced for a breach section 39 of the Act, having failed to ensure, so far as was reasonably practicable, that the site where the incident occurred was not disturbed until an inspector arrived.

On 23 September 2021, a food and beverage wholesaler was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with its primary health and safety duty under section 19(1) of the Act.

On 17 September 2021, an air-conditioning mechanic was sentenced in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with his primary health and safety duty pursuant to section 19(1) of the Act.

On 13 September 2021, a residential care worker was sentenced in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘the Act’), having failed to comply with his health and safety duty as a worker pursuant to section 28 of the Act.