Mine safety law crack down

QUEENSLAND-based miners that fail to keep their workers safe could be slugged up to $3.9 million or locked up for three years, after changes to 20 year old health and safety acts were approved in state parliament on Thursday.

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Queensland brings in better protections for workers

Under changes to two mining safety and health acts from 1999, Queensland mines inspectors have been given more powers to act on health and safety issues.