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WHS Broadens Duty To Consult For Employers

Under current Work Health Safety (WHS) legislation safety guidelines that replaced the former Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) legislation, the onus of ‘duty to consult” has broadened to now encompass all workers in decisions regarding health and safety within the workplace. To reflect modern workplace arrangements, the WHS legislation has broadened the definition of ‘worker,’ and …

Conroy Leaves NBN Project

June was a volatile month for the NBN with revelations of asbestos problems and the resignation of communications minister, Stephen Conroy. Conroy resigned after Kevin Rudd returned as prime minister. He was lauded by many as the country’s finest ever communications minister, with his resignation seen as a great loss to the Labor front bench. However, the …