What does the recent election result mean for workplace health and safety?

This article was written after a request from the Safety Institute of Australia and distributed to its members on June 4, 2019. Some additional links have been added.[If you want exclusive OHS-based articles, contact Kevin Jones directly]

So, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) did not win the Federal Election that most people expected it to win.  As a result, Australia is likely to NOT see, at a national level:

  • “a harmonised industrial manslaughter offence”,
  • An implementation of all of the recommendations of the Boland Report, nor
  • “a national advisory committee made up of representatives from each state and territory who have been personally impacted by a serious workplace injury or death to develop recommendations for federal, state and territory governments to act upon.”
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