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Where can I find information about Work Health and Safety in Australia?

Under the Australian system of government, the States and Territories have responsibility for making laws about workplace health and safety and for enforcing those laws. Each State and Territory has a principal WHS Act. Here are some websites which you might find useful:

Safe Work Australia provides a national forum for State and Territory governments, employers, and employees to consult and participate in WHS policy. It includes links to State and Territory WHS legislation and authorities.

Most Australian legislation can also be found through the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) which provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials. Federal legislation can also be found through ComLaw which is maintained by the Attorney-General's Department.

A useful print resource (specific to Commonwealth legislation) would be:

Safety at work : your responsibilities explained.

Another useful print item would be:

Safety, security, health and environment law.

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Last update: 2015-08-07 13:49
Author: General Reference Enquiry