> COVID-19 triggers broad travel ban for education workers; > Eye rolling can constitute workplace violence; > New injury dispute system being made by upcoming NSW Bill; and > Workers' comp amendments commence in ACT.
More types of workers will have access to workers' compensation, and journey claims will be restored, under a 38-page Amendment Bill that reverses many of the changes made during the major overhaul of the Northern Territory's workers' comp scheme in 2015.
> WHS regulator issues Christmas party warning and safety alert; > New WHS Code of Practice introduced in Qld; > Safety inspectors' powers increase with passing of OPGGS Bill; > Journey claims restored by NSW private member's Bill; and > New WorkSafe Vic chief and chair announced.
A major workers' comp Bill amending the test for psychological injuries has passed Queensland Parliament, while Victoria has reported a near record low workplace injury rate, and workers' comp changes have commenced in NSW.
> Hazardous chemical site plan, templates and guide released; > Chemicals Bill streamlines agvet system, introduces new sanctions; > Environment laws with WHS clause pass in NT; > Workers' comp changes protect more workers in ACT; and > NSW amends slow-down safety laws.