SA Unions welcome new safety laws

Reported by Haydee | 05 Nov, 2012

South Australia is set to join other States in implementing the new safety laws in January 2013 (read SafetyCulture report) and unions say this move will mean safer workplaces and tougher penalties for businesses which put people’s lives at risk. SA Unions State Secretary, Janet Giles say the Work Health and Safety Bill which has …

WA to introduce WHS Bill into parliament

Reported by Haydee | 24 May, 2012

The Western Australia Government will introduce its Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill into parliament in the next financial year. The announcement was made by the WA Government in its 2012-2013 Budget released last week. The 2012-2013 Budget says that a draft bill is underway and “is expected to be introduced into Parliament” in the …

SAFF: Work Health and Safety Act puts more liability to farmers

Reported by Haydee | 13 Feb, 2012

The new Work Health and Safety Act will make farmers liable for the safety of contractors, says SAFF. The South Australian Farmers Federation (SAFF) through its president, Peter White, said that workers, who are defined under the bill would include contractors, sub-contractors, students and volunteers in private homes, and they would be subject to occupational …