Queensland’s mandatory labour hire licensing laws will start this week providing more protection for labour hire workers.
The NSW Government is to introduce a new road rule requiring motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing emergency service workers and volunteers on the roadside.
A draft code of practice targeting FIFO mental health is open for public comment until 19 April.
National stevedoring safety standards have been set to protect wharfies in Queensland.
Legislation to improve safety and health for mine workers, including contractors and workers in small mines has been introduced to Parliament this week.
Legislation to enhance safety and health for all mine workers in Queensland – including contractors and workers in small mines – has been introduced to Parliament.
The Slow Down, Move Over (SLOMO) laws require motorists to slow down to a maximum of 40km/h when passing stationary emergency vehicles with lights activated on the roadside.
Safe Work Australia welcomes public comment on model work health and safety (WHS) laws.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has developed a draft code of practice to help promote and maintain the mental health of FIFO workers in the resources and construction sectors.
The Western Australian Government has approved the drafting of a Bill to modernise the workers’ compensation legislation.
The Queensland Government has announced that a new recreational snorkelling and diving Code of Practice for Queensland tourism operators was now in force.
The ACT Government is seeking feedback on its consultation draft Secure Local Jobs Package.
Businesses storing dangerous substances are reminded to register with the ACT Government as required by current legislation.
New laws which will take effect from March 2018 aims to provide a safer environment for workers who respond to road incidents in Western Australia.
The ACT will soon adopt national model laws for hazardous chemicals and major hazard facilities following the introduction of legislation in the Assembly.
The WA Government has recently introduced new legislation to help improve the safety of electricians and other workers.
The Western Australia government has introduced a Bill to ensure the families of people who are killed at work receive fair, reasonable and timely compensation.
State parliament passed new industrial manslaughter laws this month following the Dreamworld incident in 2016.
SafeWork NSW soon to issue penalty notices of up to $3600 for failure to protect workers against falls from heights
SafeWork NSW will soon be using penalty notices of up to $3600 to workplaces that fail to protect employees against falls from heights.
The Queensland Government has committed to invest $25 million over the next two years to deliver more reforms to protect the health and safety of the state’s coal workers.
Queensland mine operators will face tougher penalties for failing to keep their workers safe, under new legislation introduced to State Parliament on Thursday.