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

WED
2:24PM

Pre-lockdown work limits restored; Bill passes; and more

  • Pre-lockdown work restrictions restored, with amendments;
  • Automatic mental injury payments pass Vic Parliament; and
  • OHS bans extended to prevent regulatory gap.
FRI
3:58PM

All psychological claims covered; WHS Regs made; more

  • All mental injury claims automatically covered by Vic Bill;
  • New WHS Regulations made for mines in SA, commence soon; and
  • More COVID isolation payments introduced for SA workers.
THU
12:17PM

Safety enforcement increased by COVID Bill; and more

  • OHS enforcement stepped up in Vic's latest COVID-19 Bill;
  • Consultation launched for flagged gig safety changes; and
  • WA introduces COVID-19 disaster payments for workers.
TUE
2:54PM

WHS exemption granted; Cancer Bill passes; and more

  • Two-year exemption from new WHS clauses granted in NSW;
  • Vic passes controversial cancer Bill, offers more WorkWell grants; and
  • Alerts issued after fatalities, traumatic amputations and other incidents.
THU
12:26PM

Bans and injury amendments announced with major blitz

More than 300 high-risk workplaces will be targeted, work processes will be banned and workers' comp laws could be overhauled, under "unprecedented" silica-dust strategies unveiled in Victoria. Meanwhile, regulators have issued warnings after a series of life-threatening crane incidents and fatalities.

MON
12:40PM

$16m fines and new workers' comp laws imminent in Vic

Victoria will introduce industrial manslaughter laws, Australia's highest maximum work safety fine of more than $16 million, and special workers' comp benefits for emergency workers, after Labor retained power in Saturday's State election.


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