> 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.
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.
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.
In this update, OHS Alert examines all the important OHS and workers' comp legislative changes made in the second quarter of 2013. We also recap the most significant court and tribunal rulings and other developments in each jurisdiction.