Work health and safety (WHS) ministers asked Safe Work Australia to examine and report on the operation and content of the model WHS laws to ensure they are operating as intended. Terms of Reference for the Review are at Appendix A. The Review is being conducted by an independent reviewer on behalf of Safe Work Australia.
This discussion paper has been developed to inform a public consultation process in the first half of 2018. Comments received during public consultation will be used to inform a written report which will, if supported by relevant evidence, make recommendations to improve the model WHS laws or identify areas requiring more work.
The Review will be finalised by the end of 2018 when the final written report is provided to Safe Work Australia. Safe Work Australia will subsequently report to WHS ministers in early 2019.