Browsing: WHS Harmonisation (WA)


WHS enforcement policy; Fatality charges; and more

  • Enforcement policy for new WHS Act revealed;
  • Employer charged over fatal unloading task; and
  • SWA calls for safety month ideas, releases silica guidance.

WHS Act delayed as new workplace protections pass Parl

The commencement date of Western Australia's mirror WHS Act has been delayed by about three months, but the State Parliament has passed laws allowing workers to seek orders to stop bullying and s-xual harassment.


Dept fined for violence breaches; WHS guides out; more

  • Department fined for violence-related safety breaches;
  • Three interpretive guidelines released for WA's WHS Act; and
  • Scrutiny warning issued ahead of industrial manslaughter session.

WHS Bill progresses with manslaughter amendment

Western Australia has taken a critical step closer to implementing industrial manslaughter laws and joining the harmonised WHS regime, with its Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 passing the Upper House with amendments last night.


Mirror WHS Bill finally introduced in WA, as NT Bill passes

After being flagged in the State budget more than seven years ago, Western Australia has finally introduced a mirror WHS Bill, which includes a two-level industrial manslaughter offence and a new duty of care for "WHS service providers". Meanwhile, the Northern Territory's industrial manslaughter laws have passed Parliament.

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