Browsing: Workers' comp legislation, regulations, standards and codes (National)


New chemical safety system; New regulations; and more

  • Transition to new chemical safety system starting soon;
  • New safety and rehab regulations made for ADF members; and
  • Rail safety functions and drug rules in Vic transferred to ONRSR.

New SRC Regulations with WHS clause introduced

The Federal Government has made new safety and compensation Regulations with at least six important updates, including one pertaining to potential licensees' WHS histories.


WHS test likely for new national labour-hire scheme

Labour-hire companies across four industry sectors will be banned from operating in Australia if they commit serious WHS or workers' comp breaches, or if they can't prove compliance with workplace laws after past breaches, under a proposed registration scheme approved by the Federal Government.


Harmonised PTSD presumption laws proposed

Presumptive workers' compensation for first responders with PTSD and other psychological injuries will be harmonised across all Australian jurisdictions, presuming COAG agrees on recommendations from a national inquiry.


Dispute resolution changes; Chemical safety Bill; more

  • Dispute resolution and rehab changes made by NSW and Cwlth;
  • Major chemical safety Bill simplifies agvet approvals; and
  • Safety policy and labour-hire guide released by NHVR and ONRSR.

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