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


New employer obligations included in draft injury Bill

More than seven years after a major review triggered the drafting process for new workers' comp laws in Western Australia, a Bill has finally been released for comment. It includes new requirements for labour-hire arrangements and pre-employment screening, and extends the step-down period for injured workers' payments.


New dangerous goods offences commence; and more

  • New dangerous goods offences and mine rules made in NSW;
  • Dangerous goods changes and penalties commence in WA; and
  • WA's presumptive COVID-19 protections take effect.

Laws promised for COVID-affected workers and claims

New laws accelerating workers' access to COVID-19-related compensation and easing constraints on damages claims have been flagged for Western Australia. The State has also revised the start date for its mobile phone distraction crackdown, and called for comments on an anti-violence Code for workplaces.


WHS duties for labour hire; New dispute system; and more

  • WHS duties of host and labour-hire PCBUs outlined in guide;
  • New injury dispute system and "one-stop shop" announced in NSW; and
  • New work injury rules for police and others pass in WA.

New workers' comp statute announced for WA - again

In a move that will give many stakeholders feelings of deja vu, the Western Australian Labor Government has approved the drafting of a new statute to replace the State's 37-year-old Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act.


Flagged workers' comp changes; New Code; and more

  • Workers' comp changes demanded after health survey;
  • New Code underpins safety amendments in WA; and
  • Allowance forms part of injured worker's earnings, increases benefits.

Harmonised HSR powers pass; Code fast-tracked; and more

  • Harmonised HSR powers pass both Houses of SA Parliament;
  • Death benefits increased and de facto clauses removed in WA; and
  • WA accelerates FIFO Code, releases four-step anti-bullying guide.

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