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Report: Thousands of new national standards needed to adapt to challenges

03 May, 2022

Standards Australia has revealed that up to 4000 new standards will be required over the next decade to help combat a range of environmental and digital challenges.

Vic introduces legislation to protect labour hire workers

25 March, 2022

Victoria has implemented new laws to better protect labour hire workers and ensure they have the same rights and protections as direct employees.

Vic introduces new laws to improve workplace safety

22 March, 2022

The Workplace Safety Legislation and Other Matters Amendment Act 2022 is now in force in Victoria, to prevent workplace safety incidents and improve outcomes for injured workers.

WA to introduce new WHS laws and regulations

17 March, 2022

Western Australia has taken steps to modernise its work health and safety laws, with the new work health and safety regulations to come into effect from 31 March 2022.

Industry body welcomes developments on Heavy Vehicle National Law

14 February, 2022

The Australian Trucking Association has welcomed news from a meeting of infrastructure and transport ministers, regarding the development of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

ACCC concerned over pricing of rapid antigen tests

17 January, 2022

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has expressed significant concerns about the retail price of rapid antigen tests.

ETU calls for mandatory female toilets across Aussie worksites

27 August, 2021

Mandating women's amenities in worksites across Australia could help bridge the gender gap in male-dominated industries, according to a report from the ETU.

WA resources sector commits to safe and respectful workplaces

02 July, 2021

Amid sexual harassment and assault claims in the sector, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA has reasserted its commitment to providing safe workplaces.

ACT enacts tougher laws to boost worker safety

01 July, 2021

The ACT Government has announced plans to enact tougher industrial manslaughter legislation to better protect workers and prevent workplace tragedies.

Revised standard highlights boiler safety

12 May, 2021

Standards Australia has published a revised standard that outlines the safety requirements for the operation of boilers and pressure equipment devices.

MCA commends government response to Respect@Work Report

14 April, 2021

The Minerals Council of Australia has committed to working with the Australian Government to implement legislative reforms to stamp out workplace sexual harassment.

WA employers urged to review plans as cyclone season nears

28 January, 2021

Employers in Western Australia are being urged to review their contingency plans for the cyclone season, as Tropical Cyclone Lucas forms off the North-West Coast.

Mining sector strives to eliminate sexual harassment

21 January, 2021

The Minerals Council of Australia has launched a policy to eliminate sexual harassment in the Australian mining industry.

New public register for asbestos removal licence holders

20 January, 2021

From 1 February 2021, those with an ACT licence for asbestos removal (class A or class B) will have their licence details published on the WorkSafe ACT online register.

WorkSafe WA issues heat stress warning for workplaces

12 January, 2021

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh has urged employers to protect workers from heat stress as another week of summer heat sweeps across the state.

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