Safety survives budget for now
Federal safety bodies and the commonwealth workers compensation scheme have been spared the axe in the Federal Budget.
As reported in the previous e-bulletin, the Australian Government’s commission of audit recommended consolidating Safe Work Australia; the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency; Comcare and other safety bodies within the Department of Employment.
It also recommended that Comcare’s claims management be outsourced, having the private sector underwrite its workers’ compensation insurance scheme.
However, none of these changes are in this year’s Budget.
For more details, visit the Budget 2014.
Published on 22 May 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.