During the course of the inquiry the committee identified several critical issues relating to the framework surrounding the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia.
Chapter 2 of this report sets out a selection of family voices to the inquiry in an attempt to convey the profound sense of loss and pain experienced by families when a loved one is tragically killed at work.
Chapter 3 provides background information on the rate of industrial deaths in Australia, the legislative framework in place to deal with workplace fatalities, and the safety implications of the increased use of precarious employment practices.
Chapter 4 turns to matters relating to the investigation of industrial deaths, including investigation quality and cross-jurisdictional issues.
Chapter 5 examines a range of issues related to the prosecution of industrial deaths, including the offence of industrial manslaughter and the adequacy of the current financial penalties.
Chapter 6 identifies the core areas of support that impacted families require as they navigate their grief in conjunction with the numerous regulatory processes that arise after an industrial death.