Category Archive for: ‘Harmonisation’


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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Excuse me, officer? Court considers who is an ‘officer’ under the WHS Act

Not all management employees will qualify as an ‘officer’ for the purposes of the model Work Health and Safety Act …

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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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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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Business beware: working with Commonwealth agencies and businesses regulated by Commonwealth health and safety laws

The recent case of Comcare v Linfox Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 61 (“Linfox”) highlights the risks that may arise …

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Don’t be caught out as the weakest link!

Whilst WA has indicated it will not introduce the Heavy Vehicle National Laws, a key concept in the laws – …

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WHS Inspectors’ powers clarified

The first decision on inspectors’ powers under the model Work Health and Safety legislation was recently handed down by the …

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Work Health and Safety – the future of Codes of Practice, Guidelines and Standards

Codes of practice, guidelines and Australian Standards are all presently referred to in Western Australia’s Occupational Safety and Health and …

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Getting the structure right – WA Mining, Petroleum and Major Hazard Facilities Safety Legislation

Alongside Western Australia’s move to modernise the Mine Safety & Inspection Act 1994 by potentially adopting the best provisions of …

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