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Silicosis: Current State of the Law and Prospects for Reform

While the media have only recently become transfixed on the significant danger posed by silica dust in workplaces around the country, those in the industry, in unions and plaintiff law firms have been fighting for many years for its victims, and for much-needed legal reform.

Join us on 30 March 2023 for a CPD seminar on the current status of the law and prospects for reform in relation to silica-related diseases. We are delighted to have two distinguished speakers: Rita Mallia, President of the CFMEU, Construction and General Division, NSW Divisional Branch, and Joanne Wade, national head of asbestos and dust diseases at Slater and Gordon.

Rita Mallia will shed light on the growing concerns surrounding the use of engineered stone and its effects on the health and safety of workers in the construction industry. She will discuss the union's efforts to raise awareness about the risks associated with this product and the steps being taken to ensure a safer workplace for construction workers. Joanne Wade will provide an overview of the current state of the law and the legal remedies available to injured workers. She will examine the legal reforms needed to protect the rights of workers who have suffered harm as a result of exposure to silica dust.

This CPD seminar is a must-attend event for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in dust diseases law. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from two leading experts in the field and to network with your peers in the legal and construction industries.

If this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim one point per hour of formal presentation (1 Substantive Law CPD Point).

The Society's Annual General Meeting will immediately follow the CPD. More details on the AGM are available here.


March 30, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Training Room, Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney

Will you come?