Clayton Mitchell, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
After clause 28(2) (page 39, after line 10), insert:
Despite subsection (1), a PCBU may impose a levy or charge on a worker (or permit a levy or charge to be imposed on a worker) if any personal protective equipment is persistently lost or damaged by the employee.
Delete clause 29AA (page 39, line 26 to page 40, line 9).
After clause 43(2) (page 52, after line 16), insert:
A person does not commit an offence against subsection (1) if the person is a self-employed individual who is both a PCBU and a worker in a small- or medium-sized enterprise in the event of an accidental death of their spouse, de facto partner, or civil union partner who is also a PCBU and a worker in the same small- or medium-sized enterprise.
New cross-heading and clause 65AA
After the Subpart 2 heading (page 63, after line 23), insert:
Training costs of health and safety representatives
65AA Training costs of health and safety representatives
Training costs for health and safety representatives in small- or medium-sized enterprises are to be funded by the Government.
The training costs referred to in subsection (1) include course costs, travel, and time off work to attend training.
Replace clause 65(3)(a) (page 64, line 7) with:
is carried out by fewer than 10 workers; and
After clause 66(5) (page 65, after line 11), insert:
If a dispute occurs when determining 1 or more work groups, then WorkSafe, as an independent arbitrator, will determine the work groups within a workplace.
Replace clause 227(1)(d) (page 146, lines 20 and 21) with:
apply differently to people of a differing age, but only in respect of machinery or equipment, and may only apply to people of a particular age:
apply differently to people of a differing health status or physical capability, and may apply only to people of a particular health status or physical capability:
After clause 227(2) (page 146, after line 29), insert:
Regulations made under this Act may not hold people liable for any consequences arising from well-intentioned voluntary acts.