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The WHS Code of Practice: common sense, a regulatory stick or industrial sword?



The WHS Code of Practice: common sense, a regulatory stick or industrial sword?  To the extent it was not already clear, changes are being implemented across Australian jurisdictions that make it explicit that psychological risks in the workplace (e.g. fatigue, role overload, role/team conflict, discrimination) must be managed as a work health and safety issue.

Whilst the Code of Practice introduced no new duties, its contents are prescriptive and employees, unions and regulators will each deploy and interpret these provisions differently.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested!

Learning Outcomes 

In this webinar, we will discuss what the Code of Practice actually changes, what risks it creates and practical strategies for achieving compliance.


McCullough Robertson Lawyers

Cameron Dean, Partner

Cameron has significant experience in employment and industrial law matters in the public sector, with extensive experience dealing with issues in both blue and white collar aspects of public sector operations. Cameron also heads up the Workplace Health and Safety Team and has specialist skills in dealing with health and safety matters.

Karl Christensen, Employment Relations and Safety Legal Adviser

Karl is a member of McCullough Robertson’s Employment Relations and Safety Team who advises on work health and safety (WHS) matters in a range of industries. He is involved in defending a number of prosecutions by the independent WHS Prosecutor and regularly provides front end WHS compliance advice. Prior to his legal career, Karl was a WHS Manager involved in several major public infrastructure projects across Brisbane.


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