In this edition of Regulation at Work we present the regular updates on Developments in Regulation, Key Research and Reports and Key Cases. We also include a feature article discussing the First Report of the National Review into Model Occupational Health and Safety Laws. This review is an important stage in the current commitment by all Commonwealth, State and Territory governments in Australia to harmonise OHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice. The First Report (a second is due in late January 2009) provides recommendations for consideration by the Workplace Relations Ministers Council, for the development of a national model OHS Act. Once finalised, the model Act is to be adopted by each jurisdiction.
National Research Centre for OHS Regulation, 2008, Regulation at Work - Volume 7 Issue 2, National Research Centre for OHS Regulation, Canberra