On 31st March 2022, WA's new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 came into effect, providing a historic modernisation to WA's health and safety legislation, which will result in significantly better outcomes for workers for years to come...
Read the Industrial Relations Minister's media release here, along with the media release from Owen Whittle, Secretary UnionsWA.
Here's a link to our new WHS Act: Introduction to WHS laws | Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (dmirs.wa.gov.au)
On 1st April 2022, UnionsWA held an online launch of our new Act, and were joined by the Industrial Relations minister, and Safety Advocate Regan Ballantine.
If you are interested in how the new landmark Work Health and Safety law reforms came about, this address by UnionsWA Secretary Owen Whittle is worth viewing.