The Western Australian (WA) Government has introduced its long awaited Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 (Bill) and is currently seeking public feedback on the draft legislation.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch...more
The recent decision of Hunter Quarries Pty Ltd v New South Wales (Hunter Quarries Decision), as provided welcome clarification regarding the operation of an inspector's powers under sections 155 and 171 of the Work Health and...more
Queensland Government legislates to scrap WHS permit holders' power to issue stop work orders and Federal Government introduces Fair Work Act Amendment Bill to parliament -
In the ever changing landscape of industrial...more
With the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) beginning in February 2014 and the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal's first Road Safety Remuneration Order (RSRO) commencing in early May 2014, this year promises to be challenging...more
SafeWork Australia has issued a revised version of the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Regulations).
The Regulations are not yet in force, but will introduce the following key changes if they are adopted in...more
The New South Wales Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) and the New South Wales Parliament have confirmed that the District Court has jurisdiction to hear prosecutions brought under the previous occupational health and safety...more
A Bill enabling WorkCover to revive work health and safety prosecutions commenced by solicitors and to vest jurisdiction in the District and Local Courts to hear Work Health and Safety (WHS) matters has been introduced into...more
On 30 August 2013, Safe Work Australia released a revised draft model Work Health and Safety Code of Practice for Construction Work (Code) after it was determined that the original draft Code needed to provide a greater level...more