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Reverse-onus WHS laws promised by new Labor Govt

Companies and officers accused of WHS breaches could bear the onus of proving they took all reasonably practicable steps to prevent an incident occurring, while the offence of industrial manslaughter will be added to the national model WHS Act, with Labor taking power in the Federal election on the weekend.


WHS enforcement policy; Fatality charges; and more

  • Enforcement policy for new WHS Act revealed;
  • Employer charged over fatal unloading task; and
  • SWA calls for safety month ideas, releases silica guidance.

WHS Act delayed as new workplace protections pass Parl

The commencement date of Western Australia's mirror WHS Act has been delayed by about three months, but the State Parliament has passed laws allowing workers to seek orders to stop bullying and s-xual harassment.


Dept fined for violence breaches; WHS guides out; more

  • Department fined for violence-related safety breaches;
  • Three interpretive guidelines released for WA's WHS Act; and
  • Scrutiny warning issued ahead of industrial manslaughter session.

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