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2018 Review of the model WHS laws

The public submission period as part of the review of the model work health and safety (WHS) laws is now complete.

Thank you to everyone who shared their views and experiences so far. Read the submissions and comments published as part of this process.

If you still have something you’d like to say, the discussion forums will remain open until the end of May.

Your feedback will inform a report that will be provided to WHS Ministers in early 2019.

Stay informed about the review by subscribing to the ‘work health and safety laws’ mailing list.

The public submission period as part of the review of the model work health and safety (WHS) laws is now complete.

Thank you to everyone who shared their views and experiences so far. Read the submissions and comments published as part of this process.

If you still have something you’d like to say, the discussion forums will remain open until the end of May.

Your feedback will inform a report that will be provided to WHS Ministers in early 2019.

Stay informed about the review by subscribing to the ‘work health and safety laws’ mailing list.

Discussions: All (6) Open (6)
  • Which areas in the model WHS laws are working well for you?

    Which areas in the model WHS laws are working well for you?

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  • Do you have examples of existing or emerging gaps in the model WHS laws?

    Do you have examples of existing or emerging gaps in the model WHS laws?

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  • Are any provisions in the model WHS laws especially difficult for organisations and workers in remote or regional areas to comply with?

    Are any provisions in the model WHS laws especially difficult for organisations and workers in remote or regional areas to comply with?

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  • Are there areas in the model WHS laws where the balance between flexibility in the model Codes of Practice and prescription of the model Regulations could be improved?

    WHS regulation in Australia is structured to impose broad duties under the model WHS Act, supported by detailed duties under the model WHS Regulations. Codes of Practice provide practical guidance to achieve the standards of health and safety required under the model WHS Act and Regulations. This is intended to provide flexibility for duty holders in how they meet WHS obligations, while still ensuring minimum ...

    Are there areas in the model WHS laws where the balance between flexibility in the model Codes of Practice and prescription of the model Regulations could be improved?

    WHS regulation in Australia is structured to impose broad duties under the model WHS Act, supported by detailed duties under the model WHS Regulations. Codes of Practice provide practical guidance to achieve the standards of health and safety required under the model WHS Act and Regulations. This is intended to provide flexibility for duty holders in how they meet WHS obligations, while still ensuring minimum requirements are prescribed.

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  • Discussion 5

    about 1 month ago

    Do the model WHS laws make it clear that PCBUs must consult, co-ordinate and co-operate where they have shared duties? If not, do you have a view on how this responsibility could be made clearer?

    Do the model WHS laws make it clear that PCBUs must consult, co-ordinate and co-operate where they have shared duties? If not, do you have a view on how this responsibility could be made clearer?

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  • Discussion 6

    about 1 month ago

    Do the model WHS laws make it clear how consultation with workers and participation of workers in WHS matters should occur? If not, do you have a view on how this could be made clearer?

    Do the model WHS laws make it clear how consultation with workers and participation of workers in WHS matters should occur? If not, do you have a view on how this could be made clearer?

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