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UnionsWA Submission to Harmonised OSH Regulations
Friday, 08 April 2011 14:31

National Occupational Health and Safety regulations and several codes of practice have been out for public comment. This closed on Monday 4th April. UnionsWA has put forward a submission to Safe Work Australia.

UnionsWA would like to thank all affiliates who assisted and contributed to the submission.

Read the submission: pdf UnionsWA_Harmonisation_Submission.pdf 156.77 Kb

Age based limits on workers' comp finally removed
Friday, 01 April 2011 15:47

WA unions win long-fought for battle as WA abolishes age-based limits on workers' compensation entitlements.

Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 have significantly improved the status of older workers within the State’s workers' compensation scheme with all workers now having the same entitlements to compensation regardless of their age.

Previously the scheme discriminated against older workers by limiting the entitlement of injured workers aged 64 or more to only one year of income payments.

Don't Risk Second Rate Safety
Monday, 15 June 2009 14:20

Don't Risk Second Rate Safety
Tougher national health and safety laws are urgently needed to tackle the terrible toll of death, disease and injury for Australian workers. Unions strongly support the move to develop consistent OH&S laws.

At present there are nine different OH&S Laws operating in Australia.  The Federal Government and all the States and Territory Governments have agreed to move towards a simpler more streamlined approach to OH & S law in Australia. In fact, many State governments have already made agreements to deal with cross border issues on OH&S and some aspects of workers compensation law.


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