Submission to Safe Work Australia on the Draft Model Work Health and Safety Regulations and Model Codes of Practice

This submission outlines a number of high-level issues including the importance of efforts to develop a harmonised national occupational health and safety framework to apply across Australia.

The complexity and inconsistent operation of current legislation across the country is a key issue for and cost to business.

It will be very important that the harmonisation process is kept under continual review to ensure that developments don’t occur that could undermine uniformity.

We are also concerned about the high level of prescription in the regulations and have questioned a number of elements of the Regulation Impact Statement.

Submission to Safe Work Australia on the Draft Model Work Health and Safety Regulations and Model Codes of Practice