Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 No 40

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01 July 2011 01 July 2011 2011 No 4
07 June 2011 07 June 2011 2011 No 11
01 January 2011 01 January 2011 2010 No 97
01 October 2009 01 October 2009 2009 No 68
17 July 2009 17 July 2009 2009 No 56
06 July 2009 06 July 2009 2007 No 94
01 September 2008 01 September 2008 2004 No 74
2007 No 27
2008 No 62
04 July 2007 04 July 2007 2007 No 27
23 December 2006 23 December 2006 2002 No 129
04 December 2006 04 December 2006 2006 No 120
01 December 2006 01 December 2006 2006 No 97
01 July 2006 01 July 2006 2005 No 37
01 February 2006 01 February 2006 2003 No 29
01 December 2005 01 December 2005 2002 No 103
01 September 2005 01 September 2005 2003 No 38
15 August 2005 15 August 2005 2005 No 28
15 June 2005 15 June 2005 2005 No 34
15 December 2004 15 December 2004 2004 No 111
17 May 2004 17 May 2004 2002 No 50
03 December 2003 03 December 2003 2003 No 83
27 November 2003 27 November 2003 2003 No 82
01 September 2003 01 September 2003 2003 No 29
01 August 2003 01 August 2003 2003 No 29
29 November 2002 29 November 2002 2002 No 112
18 December 2001 18 December 2001 2001 No 117
14 December 2001 14 December 2001 2001 No 112
01 April 2001 01 April 2001 2000 No 112

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 No 40

Assented to 26.06.2000.

Date of commencement, 1.9.2001, sec 2 and GG No 129 of 24.8.2001, p 6186.

Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act 2011 No 11

Assented to 07.06.2011.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Health Services Amendment (Local Health Districts and Boards) Act 2011 No 4

Assented to 16.05.2011.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (313) LW 1.7.2011.

Health Services Amendment (Local Health Networks) Act 2010 No 97

Assented to 16.11.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.1.2011, sec 2 (1) and 2010 (716) LW 17.12.2010.

Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Authorised Representatives) Act 2009 No 68

Assented to 01.10.2009.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 No 56

Assented to 01.07.2009.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 17.7.2009, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 No 62

Assented to 01.07.2008.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.19, 1.9.2008, Sch 1.19.

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Schs 2–4 and 7, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 No 27

Assented to 04.07.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.30 [1], 1.9.2008, Sch 1.30 and GG No 185 of 21.12.2007, p 9815.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.30 [2], assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2006 No 120

Assented to 04.12.2006.

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

Industrial Relations Further Amendment Act 2006 No 97

Assented to 27.11.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.12.2006, sec 2 and GG No 168 of 1.12.2006, p 10087.

Rural Workers Accommodation Amendment Act 2005 No 37

Assented to 15.06.2005.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2006, sec 2 and GG No 84 of 30.6.2006, p 4790.

Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Workplace Deaths) Act 2005 No 34

Assented to 15.06.2005.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Civil Procedure Act 2005 No 28

Assented to 01.06.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.37, 15.8.2005, sec 2 (1) and GG No 100 of 10.8.2005, p 4205.

Workers Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No 111

Assented to 15.12.2004.

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

Mine Health and Safety Act 2004 No 74

Assented to 28.09.2004.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.9.2008, sec 2 and GG No 185 of 21.12.2007, p 9815.

Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Prosecutions) Act 2003 No 83

Assented to 03.12.2003.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2003 No 82

Assented to 27.11.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (1).

Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Dangerous Goods) Act 2003 No 38

Assented to 22.07.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 1.9.2005, sec 2 and GG No 110 of 1.9.2005, p 6395.

Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No 29

Assented to 08.07.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 3 [1], 1.8.2003, sec 2 and GG No 121 of 1.8.2003, p 7530.

Date of commencement of Sch 3 [2] and [3], 1.2.2006, sec 2 and GG No 7 of 13.1.2006, p 76.

Date of commencement of Sch 3 [4]–[17], 1.9.2003, sec 2 and GG No 128 of 22.8.2003, p 8014.

Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 No 129

Assented to 16.12.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, Sch 1 [6] excepted, 23.12.2006, sec 2 and GG No 189 of 22.12.2006, p 11542.

Sch 1 [6] was not commenced and was repealed by the Mine Health and Safety Act 2004 No 74.

Amending legislation

Mine Health and Safety Act 2004 No 74

Assented to 28.09.2004.

Date of commencement of Sch 3 [59]–[63], 22.12.2006, sec 2 and GG No 189 of 22.12.2006, p 11544.

Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No 124

Assented to 16.12.2002.

Sch 4.3 was not commenced and was repealed by the Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No 29.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2002 No 112

Assented to 29.11.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.17, assent, sec 2 (3).

Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103

Assented to 29.11.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.12.2005, sec 2 and GG No 45 of 15.4.2005, p 1356.

Mining Legislation Amendment (Health and Safety) Act 2002 No 50

Assented to 04.07.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 17.5.2004, sec 2 and GG No 83 of 14.5.2004, p 2786.

Criminal Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No 117

Assented to 18.12.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 10, assent, sec 2 (2) (b).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2001 No 112

Assented to 14.12.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.22, assent, sec 2 (2).

Local Government Amendment Act 2000 No 112

Assented to 20.12.2000.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.4.2001, sec 2 (1) and GG No 60 of 30.3.2001, p 1577.

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Sec 3

Am 2003 No 38, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 4

Am 2001 No 112, Sch 1.22 [1]; 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [1] [2] (am 2004 No 74, Sch 3 [59]) [3]; 2003 No 38, Sch 1 [2]; 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [1]–[3]; 2005 No 37, Sch 2; 2007 No 27, Sch 1.30 [1].

Sec 5

Am 2002 No 50, Sch 4 [1]; 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [4]; 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 7A

Ins 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 8

Am 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [2]–[4].

Sec 9

Am 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 10

Am 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [6].

Sec 11

Am 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [7].

Sec 17

Am 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [5] (subst 2004 No 74, Sch 3 [60]); 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [5].

Sec 20

Am 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [8].

Sec 23

Am 2006 No 97, Sch 2 [1].

Sec 23A

Ins 2006 No 97, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 26

Subst 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [9].

Sec 28

Rep 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [10].

Part 2A

Ins 2005 No 34, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 32A

Ins 2005 No 34, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [11] [12].

Sec 32B

Ins 2005 No 34, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 39A

Ins 2003 No 29, Sch 3 [1].

Sec 47

Am 2002 No 50, Sch 4 [2] [3]; 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [7]; 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [6].

Sec 47A

Ins 2002 No 50, Sch 4 [4]. Am 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [8]. Subst 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [7].

Sec 47B

Ins 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [9].

Sec 48

Subst 2002 No 50, Sch 4 [5]. Am 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [10]; 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [8]–[11]; 2004 No 111, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 49

Rep 2002 No 50, Sch 4 [6].

Sec 54

Am 2002 No 103, Sch 4.60 [1].

Sec 58

Am 2002 No 103, Sch 4.60 [2]–[4].

Sec 65

Am 2003 No 29, Sch 3 [2] [3].

Sec 68

Am 2002 No 103, Sch 4.60 [5].

Sec 69

Am 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [10A] (ins 2004 No 74, Sch 3 [62]); 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [12].

Sec 75A

Ins 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [13].

Sec 76

Am 2009 No 68, Sch 1 [1].

Secs 77, 81

Am 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [11]; 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [14].

Part 5, Div 4, heading

Subst 2003 No 29, Sch 3 [4].

Sec 86

Am 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [12]; 2003 No 29, Sch 3 [5]–[11]; 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [15]; 2008 No 62, Sch 1.19 [1].

Sec 87

Am 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [12]; 2003 No 29, Sch 3 [12]–[14]; 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [15]; 2008 No 62, Sch 1.19 [1].

Sec 88

Am 2003 No 29, Sch 3 [15]; 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [15].

Sec 90

Am 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [13].

Secs 97, 98

Am 2007 No 94, Sch 2.

Sec 104

Rep 2002 No 50, Sch 4 [7].

Part 7, Div 1A

Ins 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [13].

Sec 104A

Ins 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [13]. Am 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [16]–[20].

Sec 105

Am 2007 No 94, Schs 2, 4.

Sec 106

Am 2003 No 83, Sch 1 [1] [2].

Sec 107

Am 2003 No 29, Sch 3 [16]; 2004 No 111, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 107A

Ins 2004 No 111, Sch 1 [3]. Am 2007 No 27, Sch 1.30 [2]; 2008 No 62, Sch 1.19 [2].

Sec 108

Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.17.

Sec 109

Am 2003 No 29, Sch 3 [17]; 2004 No 111, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 114

Am 2006 No 120, Sch 2.66; 2007 No 94, Sch 2.

Sec 116

Am 2005 No 28, Sch 5.37; 2007 No 94, Schs 2, 3, 7.

Sec 123

Am 2010 No 97, Sch 2.22; 2011 No 4, Sch 2.24.

Sec 124

Am 2007 No 94, Sch 2.

Sec 125

Am 2001 No 117, Sch 10.

Secs 126, 127

Am 2009 No 56, Sch 3.7.

Sec 133

Am 2001 No 112, Sch 1.22 [2]; 2002 No 50, Sch 4 [8]; 2002 No 129, Sch 1 [14] (subst 2004 No 74, Sch 3 [63]) [15] (ins 2004 No 74, Sch 3 [63]); 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [15] [21].

Sec 135A

Ins 2003 No 38, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 137A

Ins 2002 No 50, Sch 4 [9]. Am 2004 No 74, Sch 2 [22].

Sec 140

Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.

Sch 2

Am 2000 No 112, Sch 4.2. Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.

Sch 3

Am 2002 No 50, Sch 4 [10]; 2003 No 38, Sch 1 [4]; 2003 No 83, Sch 1 [3] [4]; 2004 No 111, Sch 1 [4] [5]; 2005 No 34, Sch 1 [2] [3]; 2006 No 97, Sch 2 [3]; 2009 No 68, Sch 1 [2] [3]; 2011 No 11, Sch 1 [14] [15].

Occupational Health and Safety Bill 2000

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Government Bill
Introduced LC: 26 May 2000 PDF icon Bill (and Explanatory note)

Passed LC: 07 June 2000
Introduced LA for concurrence: 07 June 2000
Passed by both Houses: 21 June 2000
Assent date: 26 June 2000 PDF icon 2000 No 40