Will WorkSafe Vic do its job?

WorkSafe ‘must use’ its prosecutorial powers against key Andrews government figures

Business columnist with The Australian Robert Gottliebsen says the Victorian WorkSafe commissioner has enormous powers and he should use them, but he would be “investigating his mates”.

Mr Gottliebsen told Sky News host Peta Credlin 16 public servants and four ministers have already been “put forward for prosecution” to the commissioner.

“He’s sort of investigating his mates, and that’s a hard thing to do but he’s got to do it,” Mr Gottliebsen said.

Chief Executive of WorkSafe Colin Radford has the option to move forward with prosecution of any of those, but if he decides against prosecution, he must provide his explanation.

Mr Gottliebsen said Mr Radford has to make his first response on December 29, but should in fact move that forward.

“These WorkSafe laws give enormous power to the WorkSafe commissioner, and he has to use them,” he said.

“This is a real scandal now the fact that there are no prosecutions.”

Source: Sky News

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