Safe Work Australia
Safe Work Australia is an Australian Government statutory agency established in 2009, with the primary responsibility of improving work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.
The agency is jointly funded by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments facilitated through an intergovernmental agreement signed in July 2008.
Safe Work Australia is intended to be a genuine partnership between governments, unions and industry. Its aim is that together, Government; Industry and Workers Representatives can work towards the goal of reducing death, injury and disease in the workplace.
Safe Work Australia Act 2008
Web site: www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/
National Safework Month - October 2016
Annually, Safe Work Australia seeks to utilise October as focus for initiatives and events around the country.
Details will appear on the Safework website as 2016 progresses.
Unions NT will seek to coordinating a range of activities in and around Safework Australia month and encourages affiliates to also facilitate workplace safety initiatives with members during October in particular.