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Workplace Health and Safety Queensland urges employers to keep their safety staff

Tuesday 22 November, 2011 | Tags: Workplace and Employment Policy

Workplace Health and Safety Officers, commonly known by their acronym WHSOs, have played an integral part in the work health and safety framework in Queensland for many years. However, the new model WHS Act does not provide for the appointment of WHSOs which were exclusive to Queensland and will not transition into the new nationally harmonised laws due to commence on 1 January 2012. Read more.

Rate drops delivers lift to businesses

Tuesday 1 November, 2011 | Tags: Economic Policy

Queensland’s small and medium businesses have been given a reprieve from weaker sales, falling confidence and decreasing profitability following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to drop interest rates, according to the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.

OHS Harmonisation - Be prepared for the new Work Health & Safety Act 2011

Tuesday 28 June, 2011 | Tags: Workplace and Employment Policy

Harmonisation of Australia's OHS laws is set to go from 1 January 2012.  Queensland Safe Work Bill has passed through Parliament and the count down has started for businesses to make sure their workplace health and safety arrangments will be compliant with changes to our health and safety legislation.  This guide gives an overview of the new legislation, a checklist on getting ready and, information on the ways that CCIQ can assist your business in being prepared. Read more.