Minister: Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Agency: Queensland Treasury


Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No. 18

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List of Legislation

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No. 18

date of assent 06 June 2011

ss 1, prev s 2, pt 17, pt 18 div 1, pt 19 commenced on date of assent

pt 18 div 2, ss 391, 401, sch 4 pt 1, amdts to Electrical Safety Act 2002, item 1, amdts to Transport (Rail Safety) Act 2010, items 2, 5 and 6 (to the extent it amds s 6(3), example) commenced 1 January 2014 (see pres s 2(1)) (proposed commencement 7 June 2013 (2012 SL No. 21 s 2(2), 2012 SL No. 62 s 3))

ss 395, 396, 397(2), 398–400 commenced 1 January 2014 immediately after the commencement of ss 391, 401 (see pres s 2(2)) (proposed commencement 7 June 2013 (2012 SL No. 21 s 2(2)))

ss 392–394, 397(1), sch 1 pt 2 div 1 s 2(2)–(4) commenced 7 June 2013 (2011 SL No. 240 s 786(2), 2012 SL No. 21 s 2(2))

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2012 (2011 SL No. 238 )

Amending legislation

Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 No. 19 ss 1–2, pt 7 div 2

date of assent 06 June 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2012 (2011 SL No. 239 )

Mines Legislation (Streamlining) Amendment Act 2012 No. 20 s 1, ch 2 pt 8

date of assent 29 August 2012

commenced on date of assent

Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 37 ss 1–2(1), pt 10

date of assent 22 November 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent (see s 2(1))

Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013 No. 19 ss 1, 120 sch 1

date of assent 03 May 2013

commenced on date of assent

Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 25 s 1, pt 15

date of assent 03 June 2013

commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation (Heavy Vehicle National Law) Amendment Act 2013 No. 26 ss 1–2, 105 sch 1

date of assent 03 June 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 February 2014 on the commencement of the provisions of the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 commenced on that day (2014 SL No. 6 )

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 109 sch 2, 110 sch 3 pt 1

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 52 ss 1, 114 sch 2

date of assent 29 October 2013

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 64 ss 1, 2(1), pt 24

date of assent 27 November 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commence 1 July 2016 (see s 2(3) (as amended by 2015 No. 4 ))

Amending legislation

Payroll Tax Rebate, Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 4 s 1, pt 2 (amends 2013 No. 64 above)

date of assent 11 June 2015

commenced on date of assent

Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 14 pts 1, 3

date of assent 09 April 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 16 May 2014 (2014 SL No. 59 )

Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 13 s 1, pt 3 div 2

date of assent 24 September 2015

commenced on date of assent

Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 16 ss 1–2(1), pt 3

date of assent 22 October 2015

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 26 comm 22 April 2016 (see s 2(1))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Note—clause 16 was negatived during Parliamentary debate of the Bill.

Industrial Relations Act 2016 No. 63

date of assent 09 December 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 35 , pts 2–3, chs 2–18, ch 19 pts 1–7, ss 11181124 , 1126–1128, 1151, 152 (to the extent it ins new s 289 ), ch 19 pts 9–10, schs 1–6 comm 1 March 2017 (2017 SL No. 24 )

Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Act 2017 No. 4

date of assent 09 March 2017

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pt 1 hdg, s 3 , pts 2–7, sch 1 comm at the end of 30 June 2017 (see s 2 )

Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 27

date of assent 31 August 2017

comm on date of assent

Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 38

date of assent 23 October 2017

pt 1, pt 2 divs 1–2, pt 3 divs 1–2 comm on date of assent

pt 2 div 3, pt 3 div 3 comm 1 July 2018 (see s 2 (1))

ss 37, 39–40, 42–45, 48–49, 50 (to the extent it ins ss 313318 ), 51 and 53(2) (to the extent it ins defs information and WHS prosecutor) not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2 (2))

ss 2836 , 38, 41, 46, 47, 50 (to the extent it ins pt 16, div 5 hdg, ss 312, 319, 320), 52, 53(1) and 53(2) (to the extent it ins defs dispute, relevant union and WHS matter) comm 13 November 2017 (2017 SL No. 225 )

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

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Introduced: 10 May 2011 PDF icon Bill (Introduction)

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Assent: 06 June 2011 PDF icon Act 2011, No. 18

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