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

THU
11:57AM

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.
WED
3:18PM

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.

FRI
2:22PM

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.

FRI
3:14PM

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.

THU
3:51PM

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.
THU
2:34PM

Gig-economy businesses must have WHS duties: inquiry

A Senate inquiry has called on the Australian Government to ensure legislated workplace health and safety rights for workers who are not classified as employees or perform non-standard work, with the proliferation of the gig economy.

THU
1:22PM

New Code, injury rules and WHS Minister announced

The Federal Government has replaced an 18-year-old OHS Code of Practice, made new rules for work-related catastrophic injuries, deferred the repeal of industrial chemicals regulations, and confirmed the new minister responsible for WHS matters.


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