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Nanny-cams and Home Care Services

Laws relating to surveillance cameras and devices operate at the state and federal level. In WA the applicable Acts are the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Surveillance Devices Act 1998 (WA), as well as statutory obligations arising under occupational health & safety legislation. It is an offence under the Surveillance Devices Act to install, use or maintain: listening devices to record ...

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Occupational Health and Safety Blog

Whilst Western Australia never quite made it out of the starting gate, the majority of other Australian jurisdictions (with the exception of Victoria) have since enacted harmonised OHS legislation based on the Model Legislation published in or about 2010. Having spent considerable time and resources in preparation for the Model legislation that never came, it is unsurprising that many Western Australian industries are a little jaded and more than a little confused....

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HR Toolbox: Edition 8 – 2017

Latest news The McGowan government has introduced amendments to the Occupational Safety & Health Act 1984 (WA) to increase penalties for offences under the Act. The significant increases are aimed at ensuring that penalties better reflect the importance of a safe workplace and to bring Western Australia’s penalties in line with other jurisdictions in Australia.  To review the Bill and explanatory memorandum, click here....

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HR Toolbox Blog

Accessorial Liability and HR Advisers – Don’t Get Caught in the FWO’s Net . In a recent speech to the Australian Human Resources Institute, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), Natalie James, warned people working in human resources management and recruitment that they could be at risk of accessorial liability for breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). Section 550 of the Act ...

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HR Toolbox Blog

Are you across your health and safety responsibilities in the workplace?. Generally, the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (WA) (the Act) and supporting regulations and codes set out responsibilities applicable to all persons in the workplace in Western Australia.  Other more specific legislation and regulations may apply depending on the type of industry involved (eg. mining and gas)....

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