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Applying Australia’s Occupational Health and Safety Laws to Your Business

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Apr 2, 2014 1:24:00 AM

discrimination law 10282013 (1)Australia’s new Occupational Health and Safety Laws have officially been effective since January 2012, but many jurisdictions have asked for a delay when it comes to the implementation of these rules in their respective states.

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Amendments to Aussie Federal Discrimination Law in the Workplace

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Oct 28, 2013 8:59:47 PM

discrimination law 10282013After the amendment by the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013, the legislation now states that it is now unlawful to discriminate against people on the basis of gender identity, intersex status and sexual orientation or relationship status which include employment.

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Standardisation of Work Health Safety Legislations - Is It Necessary?

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Oct 14, 2013 9:19:08 PM

thumb_depositphotos_27132265_mNot all states in Australia are adopting the harmonised model of WHS laws. This is still a work in progress as consistency in work health and safety laws requires a lot of work. Victoria and Western Australia have not yet adopted the model harmonised WHS laws, although best practice in business has a high regard for uniformity of Work Health and Safety laws across Australia. The Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales have started their model harmonised WHS laws last 1 January 2012. Majority of corporate organisations opted to see consistency on safety laws implemented across Australian states.

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Industrial Court for Victoria: Safety Matters and Scope

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Aug 19, 2013 9:11:50 PM

thumb_depositphotos_26522339_mMr. Simon Corbell, Attorney General of Victoria, made some amendments on the legislation on Canberra’s industrial court upon getting the feedback from the legal community. Corbell appeared to the Legislative Assembly to promote safety at workplace by endorsing the establishment of a legislative power of the Industrial Court.

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Role of Building Codes and Regulations on Heritage Buildings

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jul 29, 2013 9:35:51 PM

thumb_1_depositphotos_5481667_mLegislation for work safety in heritage buildings can be a daunting task. The present Occupational Health and Safety laws mandate personnel who carry out construction activities of heritage buildings to be conscious in protecting health and be conscious of safety risks from design phase throughout the life cycle of the building up to the end user.

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