OHS liability, corporate officers and corporate groups

Johnstone, Richard & Wilson, Therese (2006) OHS liability, corporate officers and corporate groups. Journal of Occupational Health and Safety Australia and New Zealand, 22(3), pp. 219-225.

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Abstract

This article examines the new model for corporate officer liability under section 144 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic), and explores the extent to which this might effectively extend responsibility for OHS offences to members of corporate groups, such as holding companies. In doing so, the authors canvass the failure of corporate law to impose such obligations on corporate officers in general, and on holding companies as shadow officers. It is argued that provisions such as section 144 of the Victorian Act should be included in all OHS legislation.

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ID Code: 78227
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0815-6409
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 C C H Australia Ltd.
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2014 04:39
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2014 03:04

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