Browsing: WHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes (ACT)

FRI
2:03PM

WHS manslaughter Bill increases fines by 1,000%

The maximum fine for industrial manslaughter in the ACT will jump from less than $2 million to $16.5 million, under a new Bill that transfers the offence from the Crimes Act to the WHS Act, and expands the coverage of the laws.

WED
12:27PM

Industrial death principles; Legislative changes; and more

  • Endorsed industrial death principles released by SWA;
  • Dangerous goods and environmental duties amended in Vic; and
  • Labour-hire scheme with WHS clauses starts in ACT tomorrow.
WED
3:56PM

WHS reforms announced for Workers' Memorial Day

The ACT Government has confirmed plans to transfer the offence of industrial manslaughter from the Crimes Act to its WHS laws, in a move that is likely to increase the maximum fine by millions of dollars.

WED
12:43PM

WHS clauses and PCBU guidance amended

Safe Work Australia has updated the model WHS Regulations and its guidance on the meaning of "person conducting a business or undertaking", while WHS provisions have been amended in NSW and South Australia, and the ACT has established a public register for reporting infringements by WHS licensees.

MON
3:57PM

New WHS right of entry and filming powers commence

WHS entry permit holders are permitted, from today, to photograph or film suspected safety contraventions at ACT workplaces, under a Bill that also adopts $500,000 "prohibited asbestos" fines and amends workers' compensation laws.

MON
1:48PM

COVID-19 recovery toolkit; WHS phone campaign; more

  • NSW's COVID-19 work recovery tool guided by 100 years of crises;
  • SA employers should expect COVID call from a WHS inspector;
  • Vic workers told to keep working at home; and
  • Start date for ACT's labour-hire licensing scheme confirmed.

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