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The report investigated the economic consequences of inadequate sleep, finding that inadequate sleep is highly prevalent in Australia, with an estimated 39.8% of Australian adults experiencing some form of inadequate sleep.
Australians work some of the longest hours in the developed world – substantially longer than their counterparts in Denmark, The Netherlands and Norway. For many Australians though, work stress is related not to the number of hours worked, but a mismatch between the...
How Australia is faring tracks Australia’s progress against a range of social inclusion indicators. It looks at how we’re performing in relation to health and disability, employment, financial stress, education, access to services, housing, feelings of safety and engagement in community activities....
Australia's Murray Darling Basin is the primary agricultural region of Australia. It produces one third of Australia's food supply and supports over a third of Australia's total gross value of agricultural production. Three quarters of Australia's irrigated crops and pastures are grown in the Basin....
In April 2011 the federal government established an Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians to ensure the potential of the older members of our community is considered in a range of policy debates. The panel's three reports and the government's response are...
In 2009–10, 337 people died in Australia from a work-related traumatic injury.
This report is the seventh in a series that estimates the number of workers and bystanders killed each year due to work-related injury. Because there is no single national data collection system...
Australia’s work health and safety legislation aims to protect the health and safety of researchers and workers developing, manufacturing or using engineered nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes.
The potential risks from exposure to carbon nanotubes have been identified and examined in research studies. To...
This fact sheet provides general guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking and workers on managing risks to health and safety posed by falling objects.
Objects have the potential to fall onto or hit people at the workplace or adjoining areas if precautions...
This guide provides information on the representation and participation of workers in health and safety matters at the workplace, as well as guidance on resolving health and safety issues
It supports one of the objects of the Work Health and Safety Act, which is...
This statement accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the provisions in the model Work Health and Safety Regulations.
It was agreed to on 30 November 2011 by the Strategic Issues Group on Occupational Health and Safety.