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ARC Discovery Project

Workplace Death and Injury: Re visiting the Regulatory Impact of Prosecution and Deterrence

Prof RC McCallum; Dr S Jamieson; Dr T Schofield

Work and Organisational Studies

Project Summary

The project will be conducted in Australia's two most populous States and falls squarely within the Commonwealth Government's mission of 'promoting good health and well being for all Australians' one of the key national research priorities. In particular the project supports the specific goal of 'strengthening Australia's social and economic fabric' by examining the role played by legal prosecution of OH&S offences in deterring serious workplace injuries and fatalities. It is anticipated that the results of the project will be used to reduce the heavy costs that current rates of workplace injuries and deaths impose on Australian workers, their families and the national economy.

2008 : $  91,694
2009 : $  126,674
2010 : $  126,869