CANCELLED: Implications of Significant WHS Reforms in QLD and NSW

Thursday, 27 June 2024

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Attend and examine the significant changes to WHS law plus the obligations and liabilities created due to the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2024 (QLD) and the Work Health and Safety Amendment Act 2023 (NSW)

12.00pm to 1.00pm Implications of Significant WHS Reforms in QLD and NSW


  • Heightened role of Health and safety representatives
    • Their new powers
    • Your new obligations
  • Increased rights for unions and other representatives to be involved in consultation and negotiation processes
    • Key changes to existing processes
    • Likely impacts
  • Easier prosecutions
    • New offences and lowered thresholds for existing offences
    • The role of individual conduct and state of mind
  • Costs of getting it wrong
    • Increasing penalties
    • Ban on insurance or indemnification for penalties
    • Recent case examples
  • Ensuring compliance and minimising disruption – practical steps to take
    • What you should already be doing to avoid liability
    • What you should do next to ensure ongoing compliance
  • Where to from here?
    • Regulator priority areas
    • Further reforms on the horizon and what you should be thinking about now 

Presented by Danika Casey, Special Counsel, Corrs Chambers Westgarth; Employment & WHS Law Rising Star; Doyle’s Guide 2023


Danika Casey, Special Counsel, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
An experienced senior lawyer specialising in work health and safety, Danika acts for both public and private sector clients across a broad range of industries including transport, resources, construction, manufacturing and energy. Danika regularly assists clients to respond to workplace incidents, including dealing with safety regulators, assisting with internal investigations, providing advice on compliance and liability and defence of prosecution proceedings. She also provides advice across a range of other safety matters, from design and implementation of safety systems to compliance and assurance projects. Danika has frequently been recognised in the field of workplace health and safety by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific directory.


CANCELLED: Implications of Significant WHS Reforms in QLD and NSW


Single Session
Thursday, 27 June 2024
12.00pm to 1.00pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 1
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