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


HSE adviser allegedly snubbed; Code commences; more

  • HSE adviser allegedly unlawfully snubbed by official;
  • New WHS Code of Practice commences in NSW;
  • Two more jurisdictions halve workplace silica threshold; and
  • Draft national safety guidelines for asbestos-cement pipes released.

Mirror WHS Bill finally introduced in WA, as NT Bill passes

After being flagged in the State budget more than seven years ago, Western Australia has finally introduced a mirror WHS Bill, which includes a two-level industrial manslaughter offence and a new duty of care for "WHS service providers". Meanwhile, the Northern Territory's industrial manslaughter laws have passed Parliament.


BHP fined over unsafe work road; and more

  • BHP failed to mark unsafe work road;
  • Parliamentary committee seeks feedback on NT manslaughter Bill; and
  • Bill narrows labour-hire scheme with WHS test in SA.

Workplace chemical plans; Legislative changes; and more

  • Hazardous chemical site plan, templates and guide released;
  • Chemicals Bill streamlines agvet system, introduces new sanctions;
  • Environment laws with WHS clause pass in NT;
  • Workers' comp changes protect more workers in ACT; and
  • NSW amends slow-down safety laws.

Manslaughter Bill introduced; WHS Code made; and more

  • Manslaughter offence without limitation periods introduced;
  • WHS Code released and new exposure threshold flagged in Qld; and
  • SWA releases guide for hazardous prefabricated concrete sector.

WHS Code introduced; Regulations amended; and more

  • Draft WHS Code targets 6,000-plus workers and fall risks in NSW;
  • New OHS Regulations deliver on silicosis plan in Vic;
  • WHS Regulations for lead and diving amended in NT; and
  • WHS innovation and research grants offered by Tas.

New WHS offence with life sentences agreed to in NT

The Northern Territory has agreed to introduce industrial manslaughter laws with life imprisonment for company officers within a year, but warned that a review recommendation on workplace health and safety officers (WHSOs) could weaken safety standards.

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