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Work Health and Safety — Ministers' Meetings

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Meeting of WHS Ministers – 20 May 2021

Ministers responsible for work health and safety (WHS) from the Commonwealth and each state and territory met on 20 May 2021. The meeting was chaired by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, and considered a range of WHS matters including the response to the Review of the model WHS laws, rider safety in the gig economy and sexual harassment in the workplace. Outcomes of the meeting were recorded in a communiqué.

Ministers’ agreed response to the Review of the Model WHS Laws is available in the above downloads. The final report of the Review of the model WHS laws and associated Decision Regulation Impact Statement can be found on the Safe Work Australia website.

Communiqué summaries

Meeting of 20 May 2021

  • Model Law Review
  • Rider safety in the gig economy
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace