Browsing: Workers' comp legislation, regulations, standards and codes (TAS)


WHS prosecutor prioritises Dreamworld case; and more

  • WHS prosecutor prioritises Dreamworld referral;
  • Reckless crane operator avoids tough penalties;
  • One-stop shop launched for workers affected by dust; and
  • Step-down provisions being reviewed in Tas.

WHS "reset" deadline looming; WHS Bill introduced; more

  • Employers without "safety resets" to be named in Parliament;
  • WHS Amendment Bill improves accountability in ACT;
  • Workers' comp changes for police pass in Tas; and
  • New dangerous goods guide for all WA duty holders released.

HSR's untimely dismissal; New safety laws; and more

  • Federal Court concerned by timing of HSR's dismissal;
  • Anti-violence Bills introduced in two states; and
  • Workers' comp Bill removes step-down payments for Tas police.

Australian-first PTSD legislation introduced

The Tasmanian Government has introduced its Australian-first Bill providing presumptive compensation to all public sector workers with PTSD, saying it will consider extending the presumption to more occupational groups, and the laws will reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions.


PTSD rules applied ahead of legislative change; and more

  • PTSD presumption commences ahead of legislative change in Tas;
  • Regulators target service station violence and issue EWP alert in WA; and
  • Workplace action plans encouraged for White Ribbon Day.

All public servants get PTSD presumption

In another Australian first, Tasmania has cemented plans to provide presumptive workers' compensation to all public servants - and possibly private sector workers - with post-traumatic stress disorder, despite a review advising against legislative change.


Safety bans receive assent; WHS Regs adopted; and more

  • New safety bans with $1m fines receive assent in NSW;
  • ACT adopts final model WHS Regulations and extended "wiring rules";
  • Workers' comp changes progress in ACT and Tas; and
  • Hazardous substances regulations commence in NZ today.

High safety fines blocked by election; and much more

  • High mine safety fines in doubt with upcoming Qld election;
  • ACT introduces new workers' comp fine and triples death benefits;
  • PTSD and anti-violence Bills introduced in Tas; and
  • New laws protect Vic emergency workers from cars used as weapons.

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