Event Details

Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 13:30 to 17:00
Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)
NT Branch


Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
19 Conacher Street, The Gardens
Darwin NT 0820


AIHS Member: $50 + GST
Non-Members: $50 + GST


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
(03) 8336 1995



The NT Branch of the Australian Institute of Health & Safety would like to invite you on Thursday 27 February for the Industrial Manslaughter Workshop at the NT Museum and Art Gallery. 

This workshop will present three perspectives on the Industrial Manslaughter legislation and provide attendees with the opportunity to ask:

  • How will the regulator proceed should an industrial fatality occur?
  • What should organisations and directors be doing to defend themselves or prevent potential prosecution?
  • What ruling has been passed in recent Industrial Manslaughter cases in Queensland?


Event Details:

Date: Thursday 27 February 2020
Time: 1330 - 1700
Venue: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
19 Conacher Street, Darwin, NT 0820
Cost: AIHS Member & Non-Member - $50+GST 


1330 - 1400:   Registration

1400 - 1410:   Introduction: Jeffrey L Weldon, NT Branch Chair, AIHS

1410 – 1430:  Industrial manslaughter explained:  Presented by NT Work Safe

1430 - 1450:   New NT Industrial manslaughter reforms: what directors and managers need to know and manage: George Roussos, Partner, Roussos Legal Advisory

1450 - 1515:   Two case studies of Queensland Prosecutions: Aaron Anderson, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

1520 – 1620:  Panel Discussion/Questions

1620 - 1640:   Safety Professional Ethical Obligations

1645 - 1650:   Closing Remarks  Jeffrey L Weldon, NT Branch Chair, AIHS

1700 – 1800:  Networking


Your Speakers:

Jeffrey Weldon, NT Branch Chair, AIHS
Jeff has lived and worked all over the world implementing IMS  with a diverse portfolio of clients including Chevron, Bechtel, Motorola, Foster Wheeler, Sinopec, the US Department of Energy and Defense, Exxon, Lucent, Shell, Santos,and Union Carbide). He has written and published papers and has presented at international forums in Europe and the United States. He is a charted professional member of the institute and a certified professional in the United States.  Jeff prides himself as an expert strategist and risk manager who aligns safety and health IMS with business objectives to maximize operational capability and sustainability with demonstrated financial results.

George Roussos, Attorney, Rousses Legal Advisory
George, a partner of Roussos Legal Advisory, has broad experience in a wide range of contentious matters including regulatory matters, insurance, and compensation claims and commercial disputes.  George has served on many committees and business associations, including as President of the Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce and a Member of NT WorkSafe Councils including the Work Health and Safety Advisory Council.  In 2014, George was a partner in a project team that carried out a major review of the Northern Territory Workers Compensation Scheme.  In addition to private legal practice, George is a nationally accredited Mediator, on the Panel of NT WorkSafe mediators and he is a Sessional Member of the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Aaron Anderson, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Aaron is a partner in the Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team and has a specialist focus in workplace health and safety law. He has over 20 years’ experience in advising clients on workplace health and safety, employment and industrial relations related matters in various industries including rail, mining, infrastructure, food safety, manufacturing, electricity, and transport. Aaron regularly advises the government and also assists clients in broader regulatory matters, including enterprise risk management and governance.