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Work Health and Safety Act review


In October 2016, the Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon John Rau MP, asked SafeWork SA to undertake a second review of the operation of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) (the WHS Act) as required by section 277(3) of the WHS Act (the Review).

The Review predominantly examined the operation of the South Australian provisions that differ from the model work health and safety (WHS) laws and how effectively those provisions are operating within the national WHS framework; however general feedback was also encouraged.

The Report of the Review was tabled before Parliament on Thursday 30 November 2017.

The Review found that the WHS Act is operating effectively and that the South Australian variations have not negatively impacted on the operation of WHS laws in this State to merit any legislative changes.

Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper for the review of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA).