Hearing Testing Requirements under WHS Regulations

The model Work Health and Safety Regulations introduced new requirements for audiometric testing which commenced on from 1 January 2024. The relevant provisions are mirrored in all jurisdictions, except for Western Australia and Queensland, which have not adopted the relevant testing requirements as included in the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations.

Employers Obligations and Job Applicants

Metro North Hospital and Health Service has been ordered to pay former Queensland Assistant Health Minister Dr Christopher Davis, $1.45 million for a contravention of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). In August 2014, Dr Davis applied for the position of Senior Medical Officer at the Hospital. Another applicant was advised that he was unsuccessful for …
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Why Investing in Workplace Diversity is Profitable

Workplace diversity has been a hot topic in corporate and government circles for some time. There is a considerable body of research that demonstrates that diverse workplace teams and inclusive organisational cultures impact directly on improved bottom line results. Despite this, some leaders regard Diversity and Inclusion as either the province of larger multi-national enterprises …
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