The country's mining sector has united on safety amid COVID-19 and "the most significant disruption to daily life since the Second World War".
Outsourced relationships can lead to challenges in the management of safety, as a 2020 British research report into client firms and subcontractors reveals.
The Queensland Government has urged mining companies to provide more protective measures for staff in mining camps, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
SafeWork NSW has released a statement of regulatory intent to outline its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with WHS legislation.
Key representatives of Australia's mining workers and companies, together with regulators, have issued statements supporting safety in the face of COVID-19.
Greencap's Cm3 contractor prequalification system allows users to find suitable contractors from a wide database, based on WHS capabilities and practices.
The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner has introduced temporary changes in audit processes for the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme.
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Australia, WorkCover Queensland has advised employers and workers to manage work health and safety risks.
Safe365 has announced that its smartphone app will be freely available for the next six months to small and medium-sized enterprises on their Starter Plans.
The Minerals Council of Australia has revealed that the minerals sector is working to ensure worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To minimise face-to-face interaction amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, SafeWork SA has temporarily closed its Customer Service Front Counters.
The building and construction and trucking industries have welcomed the Australian Government's second coronavirus stimulus package, announced on 22 March.
SafeWork NSW has issued advice for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on managing the coronavirus outbreak in their workplace.
WorkSafe Victoria has recorded an after tax loss of $650m for the six months to December 2019; a $275m improvement since December 2018.
In response to the ban on all non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people, the Workplace Health & Safety Show has been postponed to 2021.