Category Archive for: ‘Changes in the law’


Queensland Workers’ Compensation Reforms

In 2013, by way of the Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation & Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 (Qld), the Newman Government introduced …

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Tick, Tick, Boom! Safe Work Australia wants your explosive submissions

It is hard to believe that one of the most dangerous aspects of many Australian businesses – the use of …

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Turning back the clock: Changes to Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Act

The Queensland Government has indicated in its budget that the proposed changes to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 …

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Court confirms regulator’s powers to request documents are broad

A recent decision in the NSW Supreme Court has highlighted the broad power the regulator has to obtain confidential and …

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FIFO and Mental Health Report Released

The WA Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into FIFO and Mental Health released its report last week. The Parliamentary Inquiry was called …

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Risk-Based Hygiene Management Planning: is your site ready to submit its plan?

With the end of the financial year looming, administrative requirements can keep a company very busy. A relatively new DMP …

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Update on modernisation of WA safety laws

What is happening with the modernisation of WA’s safety laws? Should we ask when it is happening, or is it …

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CoR obligations commencing next week

Next week (27 April 2015) the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws come into effect in WA. Whilst WA is not …

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Bringing it together- update on Resources Safety Legislation for WA

The pace is picking up with the plan to consolidate resources safety legislation in WA with the release of the …

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Live work to be banned to save lives

In February 2015 an explosion in a transformer room at the Morley Galleria shopping centre in Perth killed two men …

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