Victorian WorkCover Authority

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Corrs has concluded a review of and drafted many of the regulations, compliance codes and guidance material made under the OHS Act 2004 on which the Model Work Health and Safety draft regulations are modelled.

We have advised the Authority on the implications of amendments to the OHS (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1991 in its operation to non-Commonwealth licencees and on compliance and enforcement powers of the VWA and WorkSafe inspectors. We have reviewed all of the VWA’s operating procedures to take account of the impact of Federal legislation and advised it on the implications of the National Standard for Construction Work. We have advised on implementation of the Hanks QC review of the Accident Compensation Act 1985, including advising on the drafting of amendments to that Act to give effect to the review recommendations and have assisted the Authority in relation to National OHS law harmonisation negotiations.