In this issue: we look at the continuing debate on the merits of saliva versus urine drug testing; the introduction of on-the-spot fines for WHS breaches in the ACT; revised national codes of practice for the construction and stevedoring industries; the need to properly particularise an offence when prosecuting a WHS offence; changes to right-of-entry laws in Queensland; a case that highlights an employer’s duty of care even where there are multiple entities with simultaneous control of a workplace; and the substantial changes to Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme.
- Saliva or urine drug testing – the debate continues
- On-the-spot fines for WHS breaches in the ACT
- New codes of practice for construction and stevedoring
- Regulator must identify particular conduct breaching WHS obligations
- Queensland to change WHS right-of-entry laws
- WHS obligations where there are multiple duty holders
- Substantial changes to the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme