The finalists of the 8th annual Safe Work Australia Awards have been announced, with Chief Executive of Safe Work Australia, Rex Hoy, commending the outstanding list of finalists.

Comcare has announced it has lodged an appeal with the High Court of Australia to overturn a previous Federal Court ruling that backed a compensation claim made by a Commonwealth employee who sustained an injury during sex, on a business trip.

Victoria has enjoyed the safest workplace results year on record in 2012, according to new figures released by State Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips.

The Northern Territory Government has announced it expects amendments to existing assault legislation to better protect people at work will pass Parliament in the next sitting in February.

WorkSafe Victoria has called on the state’s housing construction industry to make sure their sites and work practices are up to scratch ahead of a safety blitz due to start early next month.

The new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator located in Brisbane and the new, Adelaide-based National Rail Safety Regulator, are both open for business.

The South Australian Government has called for applications for the 2013 SafeWork SA Innovative Practice Grants.

The Promoting effective health and safety leadership – Australian Strategy Topic Paper has been released by Safe Work Australia with the stated purpose  “to describe how the due diligence duties of officers under the harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation support the leadership that contributes to an improved organisational culture.”

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