The first steps have been made to prosecute the Andrews government under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law. The group of lawyers in their submission to Worksafe have indicated that four ministers, 16 public servants, the state of Victoria, four departments and the Trades Hall Council should be prosecuted.
“If found guilty they face a potential jail sentence of up to 25 years and/or a fine of $16.5m.”
“We are dealing with the worst industrial workplace accident in the nation’s history. More than 700 people have died, large numbers have been infected by the coronavirus as a result of governmental errors and bungles, and untold damage inflicted on the Victorian — and Australian — economies.” – The Australian