July 2018 | Labor vows to jail bosses over workplace deaths in NSW

Date: 2 July 2018 

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Employers in NSW would face up to 25 years in jail for workplace deaths under Labor proposals that would make the state's industrial manslaughter laws the toughest in the country.

The NSW ALP has pledged a future state labor government would introduce tougher penalties including jail for corporations responsible for a workplace deaths resulting from a breach of work safety laws.

NSW Labor's spokesman for industrial relations, Adam Searle, said a clear message needed to be sent that there are too many workplace deaths as a result of safety breaches. He said if Labor wins the March state election it would introduce jail penalties, in appropriate cases were individuals are found to be "morally culpable for a death".