Saturday December 7, 2019

Four in Five Working People in Australia Exposed to Unsafe Work Practices

The survey revealed that nearly 80 per cent of working people have been injured, become ill, or both because of their work

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The survey, 'Work Shouldn't Hurt', released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) on Monday included 26,000 workers, reported Xinhua. Pixabay

Four in five working people in Australia are exposed to unsafe work practices as they have been injured, become ill, or both due to traumatic situations at work, reveals a survey.

The survey, ‘Work Shouldn’t Hurt’, released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) on Monday included 26,000 workers, reported Xinhua.

The survey revealed that nearly 80 per cent of working people have been injured, become ill, or both because of their work whereas 16 per cent knew someone who was killed at work or by a work-related disease.

It also found that 47 per cent of respondents were exposed to either traumatic or distressing situations at work in the last 12 months and 31 per cent said they have been abused, threatened or assaulted by co-workers, clients or customers.

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Four in five working people in Australia are exposed to unsafe work practices as they have been injured, become ill, or both due to traumatic situations at work, reveals a survey. Pixabay

Three out of five workers said they experienced poor mental health in the last 12 months as a result of their employer failing to address unsafe working conditions.

Liam O’Brien, the ACTU assistant secretary, told Fairfax Media on Monday that the incidence of injuries and poor mental health were “entirely avoidable.”

“Work shouldn’t hurt anyone – mentally, or physically,” he said.

“The Work Shouldn’t Hurt survey reveals that too many working people are experiencing violence, traumatic events and poor working conditions at work and most of it is preventable,” he added.

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While 61 per cent of workers experienced poor mental health because of work only nine per cent made a workers’ compensation claim for it and of those that did only a third were approved.

More than half the 26,000 respondents said they were aware of conditions in their workplace that could cause injury or illness. (IANS)

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Australia Takes Gaming Industry on a Whole Different Level

Australian gaming platforms, including top online real money casinos for Australian players, have to follow simple rules now

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The voluntary nature of this Gaming initiative is something that most country’s governments would not be able to achieve. Pixabay

Australian government will introduce a new policy about the self-exclusion platform. Last week, Prime Minister of Australia noted that the government is working on official papers currently. Prime Minister Morrison said that it would be a new word in the Gaming industry. Australia is the first to introduce self-exclusion from gambling websites.

The voluntary process that may affect positively on the gaming industry

If someone can’t control himself and they are putting last pennies on Gambling, then it would be better to give him a rest. That’s precisely the main plan of the Australian government. In the next few weeks, the government will introduce Australian citizens with a new idea. As we already know, the program includes a voluntary process for citizens to exclude themselves from online gambling websites.

Australian gaming platforms, including top online real money casinos for Australian players, have to follow simple rules. Australian based platform should create a self-exclusion system where the registered users can take a break from Gambling.

24 billion Australian dollars on Gambling

Do you know that according to official data from the government, Australians gamble 24 billion dollars every year? If we take a look at the per-capita basis, then Australians are the biggest spenders on Gambling. According to the latest official data, on average, one Australian is spending up to 1,300.00 Australian dollars.

A new initiative for Australian could be life-changing.

Minister of Families and Social Services said that the new initiative would be another motivation for Australians. Ruston noted that it’s a voluntary act, and no one is obliged to obey it. Ruston’s logic is simple – if you take a little time from Gambling, it won’t hurt your long-term life plans. The self-exclusion initiative is precisely a perfect getaway for people who want to take a short rest from the gaming industry. As you may know, the gaming industry is trendy in Australia. Keep in mind that Australian platforms are popular not only nationwide but also worldwide.

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Australian government will introduce a new policy about the self-exclusion platform. Last week, Prime Minister of Australia noted that the government is working on official papers currently. Prime Minister Morrison said that it would be a new word in the Gaming industry. Pixabay

There have been many movements in Australia with one goal – to help online gamblers in Australia. The government decided to answer the changes most civilly. The voluntary nature of this initiative is something that most country’s governments would not be able to achieve.

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Self-exclusion should work on Australian platforms

As we know, the government’s new policy could only be related to Australian platforms. If a casino or online betting website is based in Australia, then the company has to create a self-exclusion system for registered users. The Australian government has no legal sovereignty to take similar actions on foreign online gambling platforms.