Victoria Opts Out of OHS Harmonisation

This follows the Regulatory Impact Study carried out by Price Waterhouse Coopers for the Victorian Government. According to the official budget speech by Victoria’s Treasurer, Kim Wells, Victoria will not be enacting the model Work Health and Safety laws.

The Government will not sign up to the current proposal for harmonised legislation for occupational health and safety. It offers little benefit for Victoria to offset the $3.4 billion of estimated costs, the majority of which falls on small business. Victoria will continue to work towards best practice legislation.”

Check out the report that they are relying on