Browsing: WHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes (National)


AGs kick-start harmonisation of anti-discrimination laws

Australia's Attorneys-General have agreed to work towards the harmonisation of human rights and anti-discrimination legislation, and progress other recommendations aimed at tackling workplace s-xual harassment and improving safety.


Tougher work health rules; New safety Standard; more

  • Tougher worker health surveillance rules applied in WA;
  • International Standard for work-related safety signs released; and
  • Female injury rate and pandemic show need for WHS change: ACTU.

WHS clauses and PCBU guidance amended

Safe Work Australia has updated the model WHS Regulations and its guidance on the meaning of "person conducting a business or undertaking", while WHS provisions have been amended in NSW and South Australia, and the ACT has established a public register for reporting infringements by WHS licensees.


New ISO COVID-safe Standard applies to all workplaces

The International Organisation for Standardisation has released an OHS Standard, available for free in a read-only format, on working safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document includes practical guidance on protecting employees as they return to their usual workplaces under easing pandemic restrictions.


COVID plans urged; WHS Regulations amended; and more

  • Workplace COVID plans urged as restrictions ease in NSW;
  • Commonwealth WHS Regulations amended for GHS 7; and
  • Thirty-two WHS notices issued to ACT childcare centres.

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