Modernising Work Health and Safety laws in Western Australia

Thursday, 06 September 2018

On 6 September 2018 the AICD made a submission to the proposals of the Western Australian Government to modernise Western Australia’s Work Health and Safety laws in the state.

In its submission the AICD:

  • Supported the introduction of the model WHS Bill 2016, or where appropriate, the model WHS Bill 2011 (where required to achieve consistency with other jurisdictions);
  • Did not support the inclusion of a new “industrial manslaughter” offence into WA’s WHS laws; and
  • Recommended against the removal of the ability for the regulator to make use of enforceable undertakings, in certain circumstances, as an alternative to prosecution for contraventions of WHS laws which involve a fatality.

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