Perth mechanic fined for employment record breaches25 May, 2023
A mechanic has been fined for failing to keep a record of employee start and finish times and for failing to produce employment records for an industrial inspector.
Qld takes steps to further support worker safety08 May, 2023
The Queensland Government has accepted all 31 recommendations of a review into the Work Health and Safety Act and taken steps to manage silica dust in construction and manufacturing.
MTAA voices support for National Electric Vehicle Strategy20 April, 2023
The Motor Trades Association of Australia has welcomed the National Electric Vehicle Strategy, which aims to incentivise consumers to use more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Report released following inquiry into WA agriculture sector19 April, 2023
WorkSafe independent inquirer Pam Scott has released her report into agricultural safety in Western Australia, with eight recommendations to improve safety.
Fair long service leave for casual coalminers03 April, 2023
The federal government will introduce legislation to ensure that casual coalminers receive the same long-service leave entitlements as their full-time counterparts.
New code to improve mental health in Qld workplaces03 April, 2023
A new work health and safety code which aims to improve mental health in Queensland workplaces has come into effect, to protect workers and deliver a framework to minimise risks.
Qld Govt releases guidance to manage heat in the workplace09 December, 2022
The Queensland Government has reminded employers to protect their workers from heat-related illness, as temperatures rise to over 40°C.
Government introduces Bill to tackle sexual harassment at work10 October, 2022
The newly introduced Bill aims to implement seven further recommendations made by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins in the Respect@Work Report.
NSW adopts WHS regulations to address psychosocial hazards at work07 October, 2022
New South Wales has made amendments to the Model WHS Regulations by imposing a positive duty to manage psychosocial risks in the workplace.
Qld halves workplace exposure limits for coal dust05 October, 2022
Queensland has halved the workplace exposure standard for respirable coal dust from a weighted average of 3 mg/m3 to 1.5 mg/m3.
New WHS Mines and Petroleum regulation comes into effect in NSW08 September, 2022
The new WHS (Mines and Petroleum) Regulation has come into effect to establish a modern work health and safety system.
Qld announces new road rules to better protect emergency workers25 August, 2022
Queensland has introduced new road rules that will require motorists to move over and slow down for emergency services workers.
WA releases series of WHS codes of practice19 July, 2022
A series of work health and safety codes of practice have come into effect in Western Australia to increase the guidance available for ensuring safe workplaces.
ACT launches Residential Construction Strategy 2022–2406 July, 2022
WorkSafe ACT has introduced the Residential Construction Strategy 2022–24 to improve safety behaviour in the state's construction sector.
Queensland extends consultation for quad bike safety laws23 June, 2022
The Queensland Government has extended consultation on proposed new laws to improve safety for people operating quad bikes in a workplace until 31 August.