Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983 No 20

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03 July 2000 03 July 2000 2000 No 9

Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983 No 20

Assented to 21.04.1983.

Date of commencement, 4.5.1983, sec 2 (2) and GG No 67 of 4.5.1983, p 2003.

Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Police Officers) Act 2000 No 11

Assented to 08.05.2000.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Sentencing Guidelines) Act 2000 No 9

Assented to 03.05.2000.

Date of commencement, 3.7.2000, sec 2 and GG No 73 of 23.6.2000, p 5114.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1999 No 85

Assented to 03.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).

Justices Legislation Amendment (Appeals) Act 1998 No 137

Assented to 08.12.1998.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.20, 1.3.1999, sec 2 and GG No 25 of 26.2.1999, p 973.

Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 1998 No 85

Assented to 14.07.1998.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.8.1998, sec 2 and GG No 115 of 31.7.1998, p 5747.

Administrative Decisions Tribunal Legislation Amendment Act 1998 No 48

Assented to 29.06.1998.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.15, 1.1.1999, sec 2 and GG No 178 of 24.12.1998, p 9948.

Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act 1997 No 51

Assented to 02.07.1997.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [3] [8] [9] [11] and [15], 1.11.1997, sec 2 and GG No 112 of 17.10.1997, p 8562.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [16], 7.11.1997, sec 2 and GG No 119 of 7.11.1997, p 8954.

Sch 1 [1] [2] [4]–[7] [10] and [12]–[14] was not commenced and was repealed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 No 40.

WorkCover Legislation Amendment Act 1996 No 120

Assented to 03.12.1996.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.5 [1]–[3]: not in force.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.5 [4]–[8], 12.1.1997, sec 2 and GG No 4 of 10.1.1997, p 49.

Regulatory Reduction Act 1996 No 107

Assented to 02.12.1996.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.9, 7.2.1997, sec 2 and GG No 17 of 7.2.1997, p 543.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1996 No 30

Assented to 21.06.1996.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 3 months after assent, sec 2 (3).

Industrial Relations Act 1996 No 17

Assented to 13.06.1996.

Date of commencement of the provisions of Sch 5 relating to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983, 2.9.1996, sec 2 and GG No 99 of 30.8.1996, p 4983.

WorkCover Legislation Amendment Act 1995 No 89

Assented to 20.12.1995.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.2.1996, sec 2 (1) and GG No 155 of 20.12.1995, p 8675.

Amending legislation

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1996 No 121

Assented to 03.12.1996.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1994 No 95

Assented to 12.12.1994.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 1 relating to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983, assent, Sch 1.

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation (Amendment) Act 1994 No 5

Assented to 02.05.1994.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 (1), (2), (4), (6)–(8) and so much of item (11) as would insert clause 3, 1.10.1994, sec 2 and GG No 106 of 19.8.1994, p 4432.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 (3), (5), (9), (10) and (11) (so much of item (11) as would insert clause 3 excepted), 1.8.1994, sec 2 and GG No 90 of 8.7.1994, p 3464.

Mines Rescue Act 1994 No 13

Assented to 10.05.1994.

Date of commencement, 8.7.1994, sec 2 and GG No 90 of 8.7.1994, p 3463.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 No 46

Assented to 15.06.1993.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 2 relating to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983, assent, Sch 2.

Statute Law (Penalties) Act 1992 No 112

Assented to 08.12.1992.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1992 No 57

Assented to 08.10.1992.

Date of commencement of the provisions of Sch 2 relating to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983, assent, Sch 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1991 No 94

Assented to 17.12.1991.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 1 relating to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983, assent, Sch 1.

Search Warrants (Amendment) Act 1991 No 92

Assented to 17.12.1991.

Date of commencement, 20.9.1992, sec 2 and GG No 116 of 18.9.1992, p 6837.

Industrial Relations Act 1991 No 34

Assented to 11.11.1991.

Date of commencement, 31.3.1992, sec 2 and GG No 40 of 27.3.1992, p 1978.

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation (Amendment) Act 1990 No 121

Assented to 20.12.1990.

Date of commencement, 1.3.1991, sec 2 and GG No 37 of 1.3.1991, p 1695.

WorkCover Legislation (Amendment) Act 1989 No 121

Assented to 24.08.1989.

Date of commencement, 1.1.1990, sec 2 and GG No 124 of 22.12.1989, p 11040.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 3) 1988 No 131

Assented to 30.12.1988.

Date of commencement of Sch 15, 17.2.1989, sec 2 (2) and GG No 23 of 17.2.1989, p 1058.

Occupational Health and Safety (Workers Compensation) Amendment Act 1987 No 80

Assented to 10.06.1987.

Date of commencement, 30.6.1987, sec 2 (2) and GG No 102 of 17.6.1987, p 2943.

Occupational Health and Safety (Workers’ Compensation) Amendment Act 1985 No 93

Assented to 05.06.1985.

Date of commencement: no day was appointed and the Act was repealed by the WorkCover Legislation (Amendment) Act 1989 No 121.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1984 No 153

Assented to 10.12.1984.

Occupational Health and Safety (Amendment) Act 1984 No 138

Assented to 04.12.1984.

This is a consolidated list of all history notes in this version. When expanded, the complete list can be printed (Ctrl-P) from the screen.

No reference is made to certain amendments made by Schedule 3 (amendments replacing gender-specific language) to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1996.

Sec 3

Rep 1989 No 121, Sch 1.

Sec 4

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (1); 1989 No 121, Sch 1; 1991 No 34, Sch 3; 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (1); 1994 No 95, Sch 1; 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (1); 1996 No 17, Sch 5; 1998 No 85, Sch 2.9; 2000 No 11, Sch 1 [1].

Part 2 (secs 7–14)

Rep 1989 No 121, Sch 1.

Sec 15

Am 1987 No 80, Schs 1 (2), 2 (1); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (1); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (2)–(4) (am 1996 No 121, Sch 2.33).

Sec 16

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (2); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (1); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (5)–(7) (am 1996 No 121, Sch 2.33).

Sec 17

Am 1987 No 80, Schs 1 (2), 2 (2); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (1); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (8) (9).

Sec 18

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (2); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (1); 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (2); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (10)–(12). Subst 1997 No 51, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 19

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (3); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (2); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (13).

Sec 20

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (3); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (2); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (14).

Sec 21

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (2); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (1).

Sec 21A

Ins 1984 No 138, sec 2. Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (2); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (1); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (15) (16).

Secs 21B–21D

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (17).

Sec 22

Am 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (3).

Sec 23

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (4); 1989 No 121, Sch 1; 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (3).

Sec 24

Am 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (18).

Sec 25

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (5); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (4); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (19).

Sec 26

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (4) (6); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (3) (5); 1993 No 46, Sch 2; 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (20)–(22).

Sec 27

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (4); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (3); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (23) (24).

Sec 27A

Ins 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (7). Am 1996 No 107, Sch 1.9.

Part 3, Div 4

Subst 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 29

Rep 1989 No 121, Sch 1. Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 30

Subst 1987 No 80, Sch 2 (3); 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 30A

Ins 1987 No 80, Sch 2 (3). Am 1991 No 92, Sch 2. Rep 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 31

Subst 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 31A

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 31B

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4). Subst 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (25).

Secs 31C–31H

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 31I

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4). Am 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (26) (27).

Secs 31J–31K

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 31KA

Ins 1996 No 120, Sch 2.5 [4].

Sec 31L

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 31M

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4). Subst 1996 No 120, Sch 2.5 [5].

Sec 31N

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4). Am 1996 No 120, Sch 2.5 [6].

Secs 31O, 31P

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4).

Sec 31Q

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (4). Am 1996 No 17, Sch 5.

Secs 31R–31T

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (28).

Sec 31U

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (28). Am 1996 No 120, Sch 2.5 [7].

Sec 31UA

Ins 1996 No 120, Sch 2.5 [8].

Secs 31V–31AE

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (28).

Part 3, Div 5

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (28).

Sec 31AF

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (28). Am 1996 No 17, Sch 5.

Secs 31AG, 31AH

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (28).

Sec 31AI

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (28). Am 1996 No 17, Sch 5.

Secs 31AJ–31AP

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (28).

Part 3, Div 6 (sec 31AQ)

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (28).

Secs 36, 38

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Sec 39

Am 1994 No 13, Sch 4.

Secs 40, 42, 44

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Part 4A

Ins 1987 No 80, Sch 2 (4).

Sec 44A

Ins 1987 No 80, Sch 2 (4). Am 1989 No 121, Sch 1; 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (5); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (29).

Sec 44B

Ins 1987 No 80, Sch 2 (4).

Sec 45

Am 1987 No 80, Schs 1 (7), 2 (5); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (6); 1991 No 94, Sch 1; 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (6); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (30); 1997 No 51, Sch 1 [8] [9].

Sec 46A

Ins 1998 No 48, Sch 2.15.

Sec 47

Subst 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (8). Am 1991 No 34, Sch 3; 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (31) (32); 1996 No 17, Sch 5; 1998 No 137, Sch 2.20.

Sec 47A

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (33).

Sec 48

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (9); 1988 No 131 Sch 15; 1992 No 57, Sch 2; 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (7); 1996 No 17, Sch 5.

Sec 49

Am 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (34).

Sec 49A

Ins 1997 No 51, Sch 1 [11].

Sec 50

Am 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (8); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (35).

Sec 51A

Ins 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (10). Subst 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (36).

Sec 51B

Ins 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (9).

Sec 51C

Ins 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (37).

Sec 52

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 1 (4); 1990 No 121, Sch 1 (3); 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (8); 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (38) (39).

Sec 52A

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (9).

Sec 54

Am 1987 No 80, Sch 2 (6); 1989 No 121, Sch 1.

Sec 55

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (10).

Part 7, Divs 1–3 (secs 56–63)

Ins 2000 No 9, Sch 1.

Sch 1

Rep 1989 No 121, Sch 1.

Schs 2, 3

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Sch 4

Am 1984 No 153, Sch 16. Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Schs 5–7

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Sch 8

Ins 1994 No 5, Sch 1 (11). Am 1995 No 89, Sch 2 (40) (41); 1997 No 51, Sch 1 [15] [16]; 2000 No 11, Sch 1 [2].

Occupational Health and Safety Bill 1983

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