12 Sep 2013
WHS changes are likely now that the Coalition has won federal government.
Bullying laws and the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal are among the national policies earmarked for change, as reported in the previous edition e-bulletin.
A judicial inquiry into the ALP’s defunct home insulation scheme is also on the Coalition’s to-do list. This was also reported in the previous edition e-bulletin.
However, the Coalition has promised not to change right of entry provisions for unions to investigate health and safety breaches.
But it has said the Australian Building and Construction Commission will be reinstated.
No changes will occur to safety or other policy until after late October.
Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott told Sydney radio 2UE on Monday that the first sitting of parliament would be in late October / early November because he needed time to draft legislation.
The Coalition frontrunner to take over the Workplace Relations portfolio is Senator Eric Abetz from Tasmania. He held the shadow portfolio in Opposition.
For more details, visit the Coalition.
Published on 12 September 2013 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.
Stepathlon is a 100-day race around a virtual world – it encourages activity in a simple, inclusive and fun way to complement hectic lifestyles. Stepathlon aims to break the ‘cycle of sedentary behaviour’ and transform the sedentary into active, and the active into more active.
The event commences on 12 September and concludes on 20 December 2013. Build your team of 5 and each team member gets a 3D accelerometer (like a pedometer, but much more advanced so you can wear it around your neck), backpack and cap.
Stepathlon was co-founded by Shane Bilsborough, also one of the founders of the Global Corporate Challenge, an event he started in 2002 before leaving to start Stepathlon in 2011. Shane is also the Chief Wellness Officer of the Australian arm of the Stepathlon event.
In 2012 there were over 21,000 people (including 42 CEOs) from 20 countries in Stepathlon, and 2013 is shaping up to be even bigger and better.