Tag Archives: Worksafe Victoria

BIKIE IN ICE RING – Wednesday May 22 2013

– Convicted Vietnamese drug smugglers and a New Zealand bikie are operating a drug ring inside the Immigration Detention Centre at Maribyrnong, staff say. Employees have alleged ice and marijuana use is rife among detainees, increasing the risk of violence. … Continue reading

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TEARS FOR ALEX – Saturday March 30 2013

– Grieving friends yesterday paid tribute to Alex Jones, who died in a freakish city wall collapse that left his younger sister, Bridget, fighting for her life. Bethan Wainman, a close schoolfriend of Alex, spoke through tears yesterday as she … Continue reading

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OWNERS COULD BE CHARGED OVER WALL FALL AS GROCON UNDER FIRE – Saturday March 30 2013

– The owner of the Carlton development site where two pedestrians were killed – and – possibly some workers there – could face criminal prosecution if investigators determine the accident was caused by negligence. Worksafe and detectives from the Melbourne … Continue reading

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CRUSHED MAN TRIED TO SHIELD SISTER – Saturday March 30 2013

– The man who died when a wall collapsed in Carlton on Thursday was a former school captain from Montmorency Secondary College. Alexander Jones died when a heritage-protected wall toppled in strong winds about 3pm. Police confirmed the deceased man … Continue reading

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SHARP RISE IN DATA SCRUTINY – December 1 2012

–  Australian law enforcement and government agencies have sharply increased their access without warrant to vast quantities of private telephone and internet data, prompting new calls for tighter controls on surveillance powers. Government agencies accessed private telecommunications data and internet … Continue reading

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FIX THIS MESS – Sunday January 8 2012

– Drug use and serious assaults inside Maribyrnong Immigration and Detention Centre have been revealed by its staff. In a bid to force a workplace safety review, centre employees have compiled a report for Worksafe Victoria. The draft, argues detention … Continue reading

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