In a recent Federal Court decision, a union and officials who attempted to “leverage safety” for industrial objectives have been fined nearly $140,000, while a company and its director have been fined $111,000 for their actions against WHS permit holders, inspectors and police.
On 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will be amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety of their transport activities.
Obesity has been one of Australia’s most prominent social issues for quite some time now. Today, employers are obliged to ensure that the physical health and body weight of their employees does not pose a health or safety risk to the worker, and the entirety of their business.
From 1 July 2018 the new weekly minimum wage will become effective for all award covered employees.
On 1 November 2018, the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) will be replaced by new legislation.
The first labour hire licensing regime has come into effect in Queensland just this week on the back of regulations published earlier in the year accompanying the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 (Qld).