New truck safety laws are a step closer as one of two amendment Bills passed through the Queensland Parliament.
New laws protecting emergency service workers from assaults will be introduced to Parliament today.
The WA Government has established a Commission for Occupational Safety and Health Diving Working Group to make recommendations about safety measures for the occupational diving industry.
A Bill to ensure dependent family members of WA workers killed on the job receive reasonable compensation passed through the Legislative Council on Thursday.
The Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail will be updated to reduce the burden on industry when transporting low-risk items and to bring it in line with new United Nations transport requirements.
The ACT Government has introduced new work health and safety legislation in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that will require more worker training and consultation on major construction sites.
Employers whose negligence leads to a death of a worker will now face up to 20 years in jail under new proposed laws in Victoria.
Those who will attack and injure an emergency worker will now receive a custodial sentence as the Victorian Government amends statutory minimum prison sentencing.
The NSW Government has announced plans to reform the workers compensation dispute resolution system following an extensive review.
Safe Work Australia has published a revised version of the Australian Work Health and Strategy 2012-2022 to ensure it continues to improve safety in Australian workplaces.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has recently released a new code of practice focusing on the handling and use of close proximity fireworks.
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.