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This paper compares the situation that existed in Australia at the end of the 1970s, when the protection of workers' health and safety was barely on the social and political agenda, to that of today where groat strides have been taken to make this a central issue.
The paper looks at developments in four key areas:
- health and safety agreements
- legislative consultative framework
- development of workplace standards
- development of enforceable standards through the tripartite process
It then surveys four key issues that need to be addressed in coming years:
- development of support services
- establishment and role of a National Institute
- adoption of a national framework for regulation
- extension of agreements to all workplaces.