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Premium rate and OHS Code for work facilities released

Victoria has announced its average workers' comp premium rate for 2021-22, set aside $550 million for injury support and prevention initiatives, and released a draft Compliance Code on the provision of safe workplace facilities, including toilets, lighting and amenities for employees without fixed worksites.


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.

Extended workers' comp and safety laws pass; and more

  • Extended workers' comp and mobile phone laws pass in NSW;
  • Premium rates for 2018-19 revealed in Vic; and
  • CoR-related SMS tools and RIS on automated vehicles released.

Workers' comp premiums revealed; and more

  • Vic reveals 2016-17 premium rates, launches safety awards; and
  • Qld advises "smooth" steps to renewing policies.

Victoria not interested in current model WHS Act

The Victorian Government has confirmed that it is unlikely to adopt the harmonised WHS laws in their current form, and has vowed to restore "the cooperative environment previously created between WorkSafe, employers and unions".


Victorian premiums cut as Qld miners' rates plunge

Victoria's average workers' comp premium rate will be cut on 1 July, with early payers receiving further significant discounts. In Queensland, WorkCover has revealed that miners will be among those who benefit the most from its recent decision to slash the average premium rate to the lowest in the country.


Employers fined as WorkSafe changes approach

Seven Victorian employers have been fined a total of nearly $200,000 for safety breaches, while WorkSafe is reminding employers that new workers' compensation laws - and the regulator's new name - take effect on 1 July.

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