This Member Advice provides important information about:

  • Legislative Changes:
    • Victoria – new incident notification requirements for plant and equipment.
    • ACT – amendments to the WHS laws.
    • Heavy Vehicle National Legislation Amendment Regulation 2024.
  • Online claim lodgement introduced as an option for workers in Victoria.
  • Bills before Parliament:
    • South Australia – Return to Work (Employment and Progressive Injuries) Amendment Bill 2024.
    • Queensland - Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024. The Bill has been referred to Committee, which must report by 17 October 2024.
  • Inquiries and Public Comment:
    • National Inquiry into the digital transformation of work.
    • The National Transport Commission have released a new consultation paper as part of the overall reform of heavy vehicle laws. Submissions close on 15 May 2024.
  • Publications of interest:
    • WorkSafe Victoria – Practice Directives relevant to recent legislative changes.
  • Opportunities to engage in policy discussions that are not public comment processes, including participation in the inaugural National Employers’ Work Health and Safety summit to be held in Melbourne on 8 May 2024.

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