Browsing: Workers' comp premium/levy news (WA)


Employer fined for supervision breaches; Premiums up

A company has been fined after a workplace health and safety inspector observed two of its apprentices performing electrical work on their own. Meanwhile, Western Australia's average workers' comp premium rate has been increased for the second year in a row.


Employer fined $300k; Premiums cut for pandemic; more

  • Employer fined $300k over disabling gas explosion;
  • Average injury premium rate cut for "uncertain" times in WA; and
  • Standards directory guides shift to essential products in pandemic.

Crane blitz; Cladding bans; Injury premiums; and more

  • Fatalities prompt VLC campaign, while national work toll hits 27;
  • Submissions sought on NSW cladding ban and WA IR overhaul;
  • Workers' comp premiums increased again in WA; and
  • Attorney-General and Treasurer appointed to oversee WHS in SA.

Record-low premium announced for WA; and more

  • WA announces record-low WorkCover premiums;
  • GP trial to speed up RTW process;
  • Sun safety doesn't end with autumn, says WorkCover Qld; and
  • NSW issues drowning alert.

Employers could pay for catastrophic-injury scheme

The workers' compensation schemes in five jurisdictions will be amended, and employer premiums increased, under one of the Federal Government's preferred options for ensuring catastrophically injured workers are supported for life.


WA introducing two WHS Bills, premiums to drop in July

Western Australia is expected to introduce model WHS Bills for general industry and for the resources sector by September, while the State's average workers' comp premium rate will fall for the second year in a row on 1 July.

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