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Perth mechanic fined for employment record breaches

25 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 safety

08 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 Strategy

20 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 sector

19 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 coalminers

03 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 workplaces

03 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 workplace

09 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 work

10 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 work

07 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 dust

05 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 NSW

08 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 workers

25 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 practice

19 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 2022–24

06 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 laws

23 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.

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