Model Work Health and Safety Act - explanatory memorandum


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The explanatory memorandum explains the intended operation of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act, including amendments to the Act up until 24 November 2023.

For information on the WHS laws in your jurisdiction, please refer to the law in your state or territory.

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Safe Work Australia publishes all historical versions of the model WHS Act explanatory memorandum on the Amendments to the model WHS laws page.

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Model Work Health and Safety Laws
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