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New WHS team; COVID-related injury clause; and more

  • New Comcare team to target major infrastructure projects;
  • COVID-related workers' comp clause extended in NSW; and
  • Mobile phone crackdown coming to Vic.

New psychological injury management standards set

In a move that should influence the workplace management of psychological injuries, a regulator has amended its expectations of insurers to require an empathetic response to psychological injury claims and the identification of any safety risks posed by recovery-at-work arrangements.


Pre-lockdown work limits restored; Bill passes; and more

  • Pre-lockdown work restrictions restored, with amendments;
  • Automatic mental injury payments pass Vic Parliament; and
  • OHS bans extended to prevent regulatory gap.

Workplace ventilation reduces COVID risks; and more

  • Workplace ventilation strategies reduce COVID-19 risks;
  • Non-seatbelt use linked to multiple work deaths every year; and
  • Rules made for NSW's new Personal Injury Commission.

All psychological claims covered; WHS Regs made; more

  • All mental injury claims automatically covered by Vic Bill;
  • New WHS Regulations made for mines in SA, commence soon; and
  • More COVID isolation payments introduced for SA workers.

WHS information sharing laws pass; and more

Information-exchange laws that help WHS regulators target employers exposing workers to existing and emerging occupational health risks have passed NSW Parliament, with important amendments. NSW has also made regulations for injured workers whose earnings are affected by COVID-19.

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