COAG reforms dogged by infighting

By Paul Hemsley The head of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council, Paul McClintock has warned that key cross-jurisdictional projects on occupational health and safety laws (OH&S), director’s liability and energy sector competition are in danger of failing. The grim assessment has come as part of the watchdog’s third annual report card on […]

ABS releases figure on work-related injury

During 2009-10, about 640,700 people (5.3 per cent of the 12 million people employed at some time in the last 12 months) experienced a work-related injury or illness, compared with 690,000 (6.4 per cent) in 2005-06.   Of the people who worked at during the last year, men were still more likely to experience a […]

Feedback sought on health and safety regulations

Safe Work Australia has called for feedback on the draft model Work Health Safety Regualtions and priority model Codes of Practice. Safe work Australia chair, Tom Phillips, said the organisation, in partnership, with federal, state and territory governments palnned to deliver a “harmonised work health and safety laws” across the country. The aim was to achieve […]


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